Kefir Miso Dressing

First of all, I need to tell you that you can make this dressing with yogurt and/or buttermilk if you do not have kefir. Also, if you don’t make kefir and you want to…I have some kefir grains for you.

French Toast with Caramelized Figs

Happy New Year! My husband made french toast for dessert on Christmas this year and it was so good that we decided to have it again for breakfast on New Years Day.

Apple Lemon Almond Tart (gluten-free)

Happy Boxing day!  I encourage you to make a tart for yourself.  It’s been a hard year and you deserve a sweet treat.   I made this tart to satisfy a personal craving that I was having for European style apple turnovers.  I’m not talking about the weirdly puffy danishes doused with icing that appear in…

Cookbooks for you and everyone you know

My cookbook collection is formidable. After a decade long moratorium on purchasing new cookbooks I have fallen off the wagon in the most spectacular fashion. I’ve been hosting a cookbook club for the last year and half, so my cooking has gotten a major infusion of inspiration. We are all going to be stuck inside…

The Best Cranberry Chutney

May I humbly suggest that cranberry sauce should be replaced with cranberry chutney at your next holiday meal? You don’t even need to wait for a special occasion meal! I am devoted to having sweet condiments with my savory food, so I make and eat a lot of fruit chutney. In my freezer, right now,…

Wild Mushroom Cobbler (Gluten-Free)

I’ve made Wild Mushroom Cobbler every Thanksgiving for about 18 years. The original recipe is from The New Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas (A treasure trove of fancy vegetarian dishes for special occasions).   I’ve tweaked the recipe a lot at this point and I’ve been meaning for a long time to share it again here…

Chocolate Swirl Meringues

One of my oldest friends  called me the other day to talk about meringues.  He was experimenting with adding freeze dried fruit to meringues.  It so happened that I was attempting to do a final test on my chocolate swirl meringue recipe.  Meringues were meant to be.

Caramelized Cream Eggs with Rosemary and Anchovies

This is a vastly simplified version of a wonderful baked eggs with anchovies and cream recipe that I’ve made for a long time.  This simplified version  takes less than 10 minutes and uses just one skillet.

Two Green Chutneys- Mint Coconut/ Cilantro Peanut

You buy a bunch of mint or cilantro for a recipe.  The recipe uses a few sprigs out of the bunch.  The rest wilts in your fridge.  Next time, you skip the fresh herbs and the dish does not taste as good.  Grrrrrrrrr. There are a lot of ways to preserve fresh herbs so that…