Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to Perfect

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to PerfectWhen Life Gives You Plums . . . Make Plum Apple Butter

This is truly about the easiest jam to make. A bit of cooking softens the apples. A bit of spice enlivens the flavor. A quick purée before you cook the plums. Another purée and you have plum-near-to-perfect Plum Apple Butter. The plum-apple combination was inspired by a gift bag 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

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

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

Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes

Chana Dal with Spinach & TomatoesChana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes – Make Indian Food at Home

Mildly spicy, fresh and flavorful, thick and satisfying. Golden-hued Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes is Indian food you can easily make at home. Make it thin and saucy, or thick and creamy. Adjust the heat level as well, by adding more hot peppers to the tarka. Continue reading

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Wow!

Just the name, Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, sounds terrific. And when you learn the stuff they’re made of – hand-cut dark chocolate, dried, tart-sweet cranberries, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, pure maple syrup and natural almond butter Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Roasted Cauliflower – Golden Hued & Lightly Spiced

Deeply roasting cauliflower enhances its subtle nutty, sweet flavors. Taking a cue from a number of today’s best chefs, my roasted cauliflower now gets a final few minutes under the broiler to lightly blacken it. By charring the top side only, roasted cauliflower becomes more complex, Continue reading