Pisto Warms the Soul the Simple Way

Pisto Warms the Soul the Simple Way

I remember watching Ratatouille when my kids were younger. It was a favorite movie at our home because (who am I kidding) it was all about food and cooking. The dish that the little rat (those of you who haven’t seen the movie should not be alarmed) prepares for the...
Black Olive Tapenade

Black Olive Tapenade

  Tapenade is a clever creation. It is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. I used to eat it when I was younger not really knowing what it was called, but since it had olives it was one of my favorite things. It was salty and oily and such a delight to eat. In Spain...
Don’t be Afraid. It’s Only Rhubarb.

Don’t be Afraid. It’s Only Rhubarb.

In all honesty, I had never even seen a rhubarb plant before this year. Rhubarb was an abstract concept to me. An ingredient as mysterious as pixie dust that only appeared mentioned in some Beatrix Potter books (or was it The Wind in the Willows?). I did remember...
Walnut & Olive Seed Loaf

Walnut & Olive Seed Loaf

Funny how nothing beats food when it comes to rustling up some forgotten memories… It seems like a long, long time ago already, but when my kids were younger, they used to find this loaf quite entertaining to eat. While I used to refer to it as “bread”, they...
Cranberry Sauce: A Star Is Born

Cranberry Sauce: A Star Is Born

Everybody has a favorite food during the holidays. Mine is cranberry sauce. I look forward to this treat every year with much anticipation and delight. I can easily overlook the turkey or the mashed potatoes, but I never forget to have a generous amount of cranberry...
Chimichurri: It’s Easy Being Green

Chimichurri: It’s Easy Being Green

Any time of the year that you can get your hands on a gorgeous bunch of green parsley, you can transform it into a deeply satisfying sauce that can be used on pretty much anything. A few cloves of garlic later and a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil, you have...