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...
Silky Potato & Leek Soup

Silky Potato & Leek Soup

We are soup people. Some people go crazy over cheese or bacon, bread or maybe sweets…but we love soup. I learned my love of soup in a home where we would consume the equivalent of our body weight in soup almost daily. It was easy, since there were endless...
Indian Red Lentil Dahl

Indian Red Lentil Dahl

I have gladly enjoyed a steaming bowl of dahl in the summertime. I don’t shy away from it. The temperature outdoors soars, and I sit in front of a bowlful of hot lentils happy as can be. It stands to reason, that come the wintertime, red lentil dahl is often on my...
A Little Antidote Against Murphy’s Law

A Little Antidote Against Murphy’s Law

We’ve  all had days that make us question our sanity…The fire alarm runs out of batteries in the middle of the night, your car is mysteriously falling apart at the mechanic shop even though you only took it in for an oil change, you have a “to...
Not Your Grandpa’s Lentils

Not Your Grandpa’s Lentils

There is a culinary anecdote in my family that has been passed down for a few generations now. When he was a little boy at the turn of the century, my grandfather (on my mom’s side) thought that lentils were simply revolting. To his dismay, lentils are quite a popular...