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…

Black Sesame and Ginger Poached Pear Tart (Gluten-free)

This tart would be good as part of a fancy tea menu, although I mostly packed it for lunch and ate it along with cold soup.  Are you noticing the packed lunch theme across the recent posts here?  That is because I have been working very long days for the last two months teaching, rehearsing…