Abate Fetel pears

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Sunday, December 21, 2014 1 Comment

I found these Abate Fetel Pears at Whole Foods and wanted to give them a try. The name alone makes it sample-worthy, but it has the most beautiful… Read More »


The Rockettes!

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, December 15, 2014 38 Comments

I got an email a few years ago from a friend who lives in Philly. She’d bought group tickets to see the Rockettes in New York City in… Read More »


Salted goat milk caramels

In Blog, Lazy days On Monday, December 15, 2014 13 Comments

Let it be known that by reading this blog, you may encounter recipes that I do not (clarify, DO NOT) want you to make. There was the incident… Read More »



In 52-week challenge, Blog On Sunday, December 14, 2014 2 Comments

I don’t buy rutabaga often…wait, let me flip through my mental files….I don’t think I’ve ever bought it. Doesn’t the name imply the over-boiled vegetables that your Scottish… Read More »



In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, December 8, 2014 45 Comments

Like a sitting duck, I knew that I’d have to cash in my chips after hosting Thanksgiving for 10+ years straight. Is it really fair to expect that your… Read More »


Steak with pomegranate and olive chimichurri

In Blog, Crazy days On Monday, December 8, 2014 7 Comments

I’ve been re-reading my copy of Jennifer Tyler Lee’s “The 52 New Foods Challenge” cookbook and finding inspiration from other cooks who’ve created recipes based on her list… Read More »



In Blog On Thursday, December 4, 2014 6 Comments

 Sweet potatoes, yams, aren’t they all the same thing? In fact they’re not, with yams being starchier and drier than the orange-fleshed tubers that we’re used to seeing… Read More »


Days like these…

In Blog, Wordless Wednesday On Monday, December 1, 2014 43 Comments

I’m well aware that these may be the last of my Fall images. It was perfect weather until two weeks ago when the polar ice caps did their… Read More »


Brussels sprouts with bacon and maple butter

In Blog, Crazy days, Recipes On Monday, December 1, 2014 9 Comments

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but let’s keep Brussels sprouts on our radar, shall we? Festive food has its rightful place through the end of December, at which… Read More »


Delicata squash

In 52-week challenge, Blog On Sunday, November 30, 2014 3 Comments

We’ve been eating a lot of squash these days, in every shape, form and color. Blue Hubbard, Golden Acorn, dark green Kabocha, and this season’s runaway hit with… Read More »