“Wild Card” of Spices Stew

Yum yum yum. Eat it up YUM!!!

Fixin' Leaks and Leeks

IMG_2150 Various ground spices spread onto waxed paper.  Photo by Cecilia Kennedy

Culinary creations of our wildest imaginations happen when I crack open a beer, pull out the spice drawer, and announce to the family, “The weekend has arrived. I’m letting loose!”

The cat then makes a run for the safety of Nate’s lap because he has no idea what will happen next when I blindfold myself, spin around three times, and pull out random spices from the Wild Card Drawer, which is what I call the place where I store my spices.

One Saturday night, in the winter, this is sort of kind of how my “Winter Chicken Stew” recipe was born, but I also make it in the fall and on cold, rainy April days, like today. On the Saturday night that I first made my stew, I pulled out cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and cumin. At least, that’s how…

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