Garden Vegetable Minestrone Soup Topped with Pesto

Garden Vegetable Minestrone – Colorful, Thick and Satisfying

I know, it’s odd to feature a recipe for soup when it’s so hot outside. But soup’s what I’d been cooking before the weather turned hot. And, fortunately, it will cool down again. And then you’ll be glad to have this tasty and satisfying Garden Vegetable Minestrone in your recipe collection. Continue reading

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun Tart

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun TartTarte Soleil with Sundried Tomato Tapenade & Pesto –
Gorgeous, Delicious and Fun to Eat

It’s been at least 6 months since I first saw a picture of a very impressive Tarte Soleil (sun tart). So gorgeous I wanted to make one. After waiting and waiting for the perfect event, I could wait no longer. Last week I offered to bring a Tarte Soleil to dinner with friends that I knew Continue reading

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

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew – Savory, Sweet & Spicy

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew with Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sauce

There’s an unusually synchronistic backstory behind today’s Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew. It begins with a yoga teacher training assignment to choose three words to describe how I want to feel when I practice and share yoga. My three words have the acronym SAJ. 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

Roasted Winter Squash Ginger Tomatoes Lime Yogurt

Roasted Winter Squash Ginger Tomatoes Lime Yogurt Roasted Winter Squash with Ginger Tomatoes and Lime Yogurt –
A Standout Recipe for Holiday Entertaining

Complex and boldly flavored Asian and Middle Eastern ingredients make this the most delectable of roasted winter squash recipes. Each bite bursts with bright flavor and color. Roasted Winter Squash with Ginger Tomatoes and Lime Yogurt becomes indescribably delicious Continue reading

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the Year

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the YearParsley Scallion Pesto with Roasted Delicata Squash

With a 29 degree evening forecast last week, the remaining parsley and scallions in our garden had to be harvested. Loving fresh pesto and knowing I’d soon have lots of parsley, I had a parsley pesto recipe at hand just waiting for this day. I saw the recipe on the cover of the small pamphlet Continue reading