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…

Kabocha Squash Soup and Apple Butter

Fall is probably my most favorite time of year. The air is crisp in the morning, the leaves are changing and turning the most stellar colors of the rainbow, and yet, we still have things living and green in-between.  Vegetables start transitioning as well.  Winter squashes, and apples arrive alongside peppers, eggplant and leafy greens…

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…

Exploring Winter Squash

There is a chill in the air as October rolls to an end.  I am feeling somewhat wistful with 55 days until winter.  In the meantime our  farmers markets are thankfully bursting with colorful vegetables, though most are now of the root variety. Carrots, beets, turnips and radishes in all shapes, sizes and colors line…

Not Your Mother’s Lima Bean Soup

This morning a very serious, and somewhat threatening, message came through on the local Patch page: Wind Chill Watch, Temperatures will drop dangerously fast in Westchester. That ominous headline highlights probably the worst part of the year for me. The month of February: cold, dreary and lifeless. The world around me is in black and…

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…