When my neighbor was having surgery on a cold winter day, I wanted to make yummy and soothing soup for her return home. I decided to combine the nourishment of chicken soup with the comfort of dumplings. Perfect for a … Continue reading
I recently selected the book “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, a beautifully written and captivating novel, for my beloved book club’s discussion. My friend Larie and I decided to prepare a themed dinner focusing on a stew served … Continue reading
Everyone has a favorite recipe that often becomes their comfort food. I know I’m not alone in choosing The Silver Palate Cookbook’s Chicken Marbella because I have been to a number of friends’ dinner parties to happily discover the hosts … Continue reading
Summer is here and there is simply nothing better than the fresh vegetables and salad greens straight from the garden. I love arugula mixed with Boston bibb lettuce and then served with this extraordinary buttermilk dressing. This is also good on cooked red beets … Continue reading
This was an experiment one evening that went terribly well. We all loved it. There were no leftovers…zero.
I began making this breakfast strudel a few months ago, and our guests frequently request the recipe. The ingredients of the strudel may be adapted to suit your tastes and what is available fresh and local. Here’s the basic recipe. … Continue reading
This is a great entrée for warm weather—not too heavy and a complete meal in one dish. Plus it’s a great way to use fresh zucchini when in season.
Summer and tomatoes are almost synonymous. The first of these beauties ripen around the 4th of July and continue giving fruit until frost. There is nothing to compare to the sweet juiciness of a sun ripened warm freshly picked tomato. When … Continue reading
Brussel Sprouts are finally coming into their own. It is obvious to me that some veggies have their time in the spotlight and then fade away into obscurity. Brussel spouts are enjoying the limelight this winter and rightfully so. Packed … Continue reading
Throughout the summer in the south, supper consists of something grilled or a salad. Yet salads often leave me feeling unsatisfied and quickly hungry again. Alas, I do enjoy eating! This hearty and healthy salad fits the bill for a complete meal, … Continue reading