Capturing the Tomato Season

The entire month of August did not disappoint and September looks even better.   The tables at the Down to Earth Market Rye Farmers Market are bursting with so many gorgeous things it’s all I can do to hold back and not buy the whole lot.   In particular the last couple of weeks the tomatoes have been just…

Heralding Spring With A Tasty Celery-Potato Soup

Spring has finally sprung! The air is warm, raindrops abound on my windows, Passover and Easter are upon us and color is back in my world!  It might sound funny but I have always felt like living through the first few months of the year is like living in a black and white movie.  The…

New Year’s Day cooking … sort of!

2018 was some year for me. In the early part of the year we lost my Dad.  His health had declined over the past couple of years, but you are never really ready I suppose.  Then right about the same time our sweet dog got desperately sick.  We spent the next six months back and…

Colcannon Soup

It has been too long for me to approach this blog. My work has kept me very busy. I do manage to post on Instagram and Facebook but to sit and write is challenging with my lack of free time these days. However, with St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching I knew this was my opportunity to…

A Little of This and A Little of That For an Easy Soup

I frequently tell participants in my cooking classes they  should challenge themselves every now and then to cook with what they have on hand. Allow yourself to create something without using a cook book or shopping list. Most people have been cooking for themselves, one way or the other, their whole adult life. For some…