Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping Pear Pomegranate Crisp – Even Better with Coconut Cream

Naturally sweet, juicy pears and tart-sweet pomegranate molasses combine lusciously with the pecan studded and cardamom spiced oat topping. Being mostly fruit, Pear Pomegranate Crisp works as well for dessert as it does for brunch and for celebrations. Celebrations such as Valentine’s day, Continue reading

Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile – A Star is Born

Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile – A Star is BornLime Miso Cabbage Slaw with Poblano Chile –
A Fresh and Crisp Winter Salad

We celebrate my husband’s birthday on New Year’s Day. This year we celebrated with a taco bar. Among the condiments sat a colorful bowl of cabbage slaw. In the few short weeks since the first of January, that cabbage slaw went from having a supporting role on a taco bar, to becoming a headliner. Continue reading

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and CuminRed Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin
for a Cold Winter’s Night

Do you remember the original Time-Life Foods of the World Cookbooks, published in the late 1960’s and 70’s? Such treasures with their colorful photos, broad range of foods and well-written prose from great culinary writers and chefs. These books inspired me to explore the world through food. The Middle Eastern cookbook was one of my first cookbooks. Continue reading

Cookbook Giveaway for a Healthier 2016!

Giveaway for a Healthier 2016!I Won . . .Now You, Too, Can Win A Cookbook Giveaway!

I wrote a comment for a cookbook giveaway on Margaret Roach’s entertaining and informative blog, A way to Garden. A month later an email from Margaret greeted me with the subject line, “You won Alana Chernila’s cookbook and other goodies.”  Then, in early Continue reading

Happy New Year to Friends Far & Near

Happy New Year to Friends Far and Near Wishing you a Healthy, Prosperous, Delicious and Happy New Year!

♥ May love increase, may cares all cease and all the world rejoice in peace ♥

Good Fortune & Good Health Just May Go Hand-in-Hand
Choose the foods you eat in and around the New Year wisely, as they set the sail for the year to come Continue reading

Gravlax – Honey Mustard Sauce with Fresh Dill

Gravlax – Honey Mustard Sauce with Fresh DillGravlax for Celebrating the New Year in Style

I’m smitten with homemade gravlax, the traditional Scandinavian method of preserving salmon. Gorgeous color. Luscious texture. Delicious flavor. Gravlax reminds me of the lox of my childhood. The lox we would eat Sunday mornings with whipped cream cheese and bagels. Continue reading

Root Vegetable Barley Soup with Winter’s Galactic Star

Root Vegetable Barley Soup with Winter’s Galactic StarRoot Vegetable Barley Soup – No Galactic Battle Here,
Simply Comfort & Joy in a Bowl

With Star Wars on so many minds and movie screens, it’s easy to imagine this odd-looking object as an alien planet. “Perhaps it’s Coruscant, a big deal in the Star Wars universe,” wrote my son-in-law Peter. But fortunately, it’s not. This winter galactic star goes by the name celeriac, aka celery root. Continue reading