Layered Wild Mushroom Blini Casserole (Gluten-Free)

I moved to New York from Maui when I was 18 years old.  I had never even been to the East coast to visit.  I had a scholarship to attend college at a school just outside of the city, so I just moved here.   For the first many years that you live in New…

In Search of Magical Estonian Apple Cake (Gluten-Free)

A couple of weeks ago, my husband went to the Adirondacks for a weekend and brought me back some Winesap apples.  This is a man who knows how to keep me happy.  Winesap apples are dark, dark burgundy colour.  They are not shiny and they are frequently blemished because they are an old variety of…

Hot Borscht and all of the good feelings that come with it

My borscht recipe is adapted from one of the Moosewood cookbooks that I learned to cook from in college.  I did a lot of cooking during that time…..enough to occasionally wonder if I should have been at culinary school rather than at Sarah Lawrence College.  At Sarah Lawrence I had an amazing academic don named…