Spicy Corn Pudding

I endeavor to perfect my corn pudding recipe every few years.  The quest began when I first moved to Brooklyn in the 90s.  Back then, there was only one fancy restaurant in my immediate neighborhood.  It was called The New Prospect Cafe and it was on Flatbush Avenue, across the street from where the Jamaican Patty…

Potato and Fried Almond Soup

This simple, Andalusian style Potato soup has been a standard in my kitchen for many winters.  Is is one of the three most simple and deeply satisfying soups I’ve ever eaten.  The other two are Caldo Verde, the Portuguese concoction of kale, potatoes, sausage and water that magically makes perfect soup and Stracciatella a perfect combination of eggs, greens,…

Soul Food for a Soulful Dad

My husband, Chris, is spending a week with his dad in Tennessee while his mom is out of town for a memorial service.  My father-in-law is an amazing person to talk to.  He’s full of wit and funny stories.  He drops deep into philosophy and spiritual matters.  If you’re struggling with a personal or professional…

My new favorite biscuit dough (gluten-free)

Before I had to give up gluten, biscuit making was my super power.  I served biscuits with homemade marmalade and jam for breakfast and tea time.  In the summer  I used biscuit dough as crust for Tomato Pie and Peach Cobbler. In the winter I topped stews with biscuit dough to make Vegetable Pot Pie and Curried…

Ideas for Canadian Thanksgiving (2015)

My mother reminded me that my Canadian family are planning their Thanksgiving feast right now!  So, 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…

The Freight/ Tried and True Recipes for Large Harvest Gatherings

In August, I had the pleasure of cooking for a group of twenty or so artists at The Freight, an artist’s residency run by photographer, aerialist and puppeteer extraordinaire, Rachael Shane.  For the last six years, Rachael has invited artists to spend a week in a beautiful house built by her architect father and potter…

Roasted Celery and Buttermilk Soup

When I was in my 20s my friends and I had a game that we liked to play with any new person that we met.  We would each list the 10 foods that we would take if we were going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of our life.    You could…

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…