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Monday, January 30th, 2017

When I was a child, I hated beets.  Beets were deep red circles that came from a can and they were always pickled, which in my child-like mind meant that they smelled “funny”, so I certainly did not want to eat them.  Then one day in my adult life, I ordered a salad with roasted […]

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Each of us have dishes we consider to be “comfort food”.  When I know I need to prepare foods ahead of time for an upcoming event, I assemble ingredients to make a big pot of soup for family meals and a large container of Almond, Farro and Black Bean Salad… just for me.  I first […]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

One of my favorite “Thanksgiving food memories” is my mother’s fresh cranberry sauce.  As a child, I was allowed to stir the berries as they bubbled on the stove and readily accepted the challenge of pressing the berries against the side of the pan until they popped.  It was so hard to wait until this […]

Friday, July 29th, 2016

    Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Spain with a group from our church to hike a portion of the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim walking route.  Our pilgrimage extended from Baiona, near the Portuguese border, to Santiago de Compostelo, a hiking distance of approximately 75 miles, or a […]

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Once again this year, I volunteered to help with the planning of a dinner event for 120 persons to raise funds for a much respected local non-profit.  And, once again, my task was to start the evening’s festivities with a selection of appetizers.  This year, however, I was not intimidated by my lack of “appetizer […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Earlier this year, I participated in a special event at a local restaurant where small portions of several dishes were served.  One of the first items served was a salad whose main ingredient was quinoa, accented with spinach, currants and pine nuts.  The accompanying dressing had a sweet-sour flavor contrast with a light essence that […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

OK…I’ll admit that it seems that I’m obsessed with summer salads made of black beans and corn…but when fresh corn appears at the local farmer’s market, I just can’t help myself. Today, as I assembled the ingredients needed to make my favorite seasonal salad, I discovered a few interesting items in the produce drawer of […]

Friday, February 27th, 2015

This hearty soup is based on a recipe I developed more than 2 years ago. It seems that wintery nights, put me in a “soup mood” and while looking through some of the recipes I have created, I found my original version of this bisque from September 2012. While reading through the ingredients and directions […]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

I have always loved snowy days. Bad weather and messy roads mean that have-to-do errands get postponed and I get the luxury of spending the day at home…and much of that day is spent in the kitchen. Unfettered time allows me the opportunity to experiment with “what if” ingredient combinations, and sometimes…if I’m lucky…it turns […]