Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili & Lime

Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili and LimeCilantro Mint Chutney –
This Tart-Sweet & Spicy Condiment Makes the Meal

London, 1969. Eating lunch at Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant on Marylebone Lane, across the street from their cooking school, I enjoyed Cilantro Mint Chutney for the very first time. It came on a condiment stand with my order of “curry” for lunch. I thought it was mine to enjoy. Though Continue reading

Green Rhubarb Preserves-An Experiment

Green Rhubarb Preserves . . . An ExperimentGreen Rhubarb Preserves . . . Color Matters
Or, I
Now Know Why I Prefer the Deepest Red Rhubarb

Among all the crimson stalks of rhubarb, one farmer at Saturday’s market displayed bright green stalks. As an experiment, I bought some to make Green Rhubarb Preserves. My husband was confused.  As if rhubarb wasn’t tart enough, why would I buy green, as in immature, rhubarb? Continue reading

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the Oven

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the OvenRhubarb Preserves – Tart-Sweet and Chunky

Cook Rhubarb Preserves in the oven and you may never make jam or preserves on the stove-top again. Almost effortless and splatter-free oven cooking requires little attention. An occasional gentle stir assures even cooking of the rhubarb and retains its chunky texture. Made from just rhubarb Continue reading

Mission Accomplished ♥ ♥ ♥

Mission Accomplished . . . Mission Accomplished . . . I’m a Certified Yoga Teacher

It’s truly Spring. Over 80 degrees today on our east facing patio. The soil finally warm enough to plant our tomatoes and basil. Everyone seems to love spring. A time of new beginnings and so much potential in the garden and in life. For me, this year it means mission accomplished. Continue reading

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, Tastier

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, TastierHummus Update – Join the Hummus Celebration on May 13

Rarely a day goes by without hummus in our refrigerator. Hummus, both “plain” and “fancy” (with preserved lemon or garlic scapes), is my comfort food. Perfect for quick energy straight from a spoon. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano QuesadillasRoasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas
with Blue Cheese, Cilantro and Fresh Lime Juice

Savory, sweet, bold and mildly hot. I’d forgotten just how flavorful and satisfying Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas are. After seeing a number of recipes this past week for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I remembered this recipe for quesadillas. We used to serve them when Continue reading

Palak Paneer – Indian Creamed Spinach with Fresh Cheese

Palak Paneer . . . Indian Creamed Spinach with Fresh CheesePalak Paneer aka Saag Paneer

Mildly spiced and silken spinach with crisp, golden cubes of the fresh Indian cheese known as paneer has made Palak Paneer aka Saag Paneer, one of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. The rich flavor and luxurious texture Continue reading