Ideas for Thanksgiving 2014

Here is this year’s updated list of Thanksgiving recipes that can be found on this blog.  All of the recipes include directions for both gluten-free and gluten-full preparations (unless one or the other is specified).  You can click on the photos and then the link below the photo to get to the recipes.  Happy Thanksgiving! SOUPS…

Red Lentil and Autumn Vegetable Soup

I made this soup a few weeks ago when the leaves first started changing and I choose ingredients mostly because of their autumnal colors.  It is not typical for me to make food with aesthetics as my primary motivation.  Luckily though, the soup turned out to be tasty, as well as visually pleasing!  The temperature in…

Paprika Hendl/ Happy Halloween!

I am not that great at celebrating Halloween.  Truthfully, I dress up every day…or at least every day that I go into public.  Also,  I earn my living making masks (and puppets) for and with small children.  So it is hard for me to get especially worked up about Halloween.  I usually end up cooking…

Goddess Apple Cake with Meringue Topping (Gluten-Free)

This started out as a humble apple cake.  At first, my only goal was to make this cake gluten-free, but then I kept on making it.  Each time, I made just slight modifications and before I knew it the cake had more apples, more lemon zest and more vanilla.  The cake itself has less sugar…

Cinnamon Financiers with Apples and Walnuts (Gluten-free)

Brace yourself.  The apple recipes are coming.  I started lining up recipe ideas months ago in preparation for the apples that I knew would be coming in my farmshare.   I have not been receiving as many as I had expected, but enough to begin the great apple dessert festival of 2014. I like financiers.  They…

Chilled Potato, Pear and Arugula Soup for an Autumn Tea Party

I have a temporary job right now cooking lunches and dinners for some friends who are in the putting up an ambitious and beautiful abstract puppet interpretation of The Rite of Spring at Lincoln Center.  If you do not work in theater, you would be astonished to discover the kind of long hours and level of focus required to produce…