Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & Ginger

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & GingerRhubarb Chutney – Great Eating & Great Gifting

Living with cold winters, the June opening of our local farmers’ markets comes with much excitement. The joy of filling my basket with fresh greens and beets and scapes and scallions makes me heady with anticipation for the delicious meals to come. So arriving home from the Saturday market to learn that dinner with visiting friends was cancelled was a disappointment. Continue reading

Chunky Applesauce = Homemade Goodness

Chunky Applesauce = Homemade GoodnessChunky Applesauce You Make Yourself

Warning: homemade thick and chunky applesauce bears little resemblance to
the thin and sugar-sweetened commercially made applesauce.

We celebrated my husband’s New Year’s Day birthday over brunch with friends.This year he asked for my Blueberry Toasted Pecan Whole Wheat Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce. Continue reading

Honey Apple Tarte Tatin – Exceptionally Delicious

Honey Apple Tarte Tatin – Exceptionally DeliciousHoney Apple Tarte Tatin – Caramelized Upside-Down Apple Tart

Master Pastry Chef Jacques Auber’s recipe for this classic French caramelized upside-down apple tart is a bit different from any other recipe I’ve come across. Though the ingredients are the same, apples, butter, honey (my change) and a round of puff pastry, his technique creates an exceptionally delicious combination. Though a bit complex it’s not difficult to prepare. Continue reading

Apple Chips – Crispy, Light and Naturally Sweet

Apple Chips – Crispy, Light, and Naturally SweetApple Chips for Holiday Gifts and Beyond

Super easy to make Apple Chips consist only of apples. Whether red, green or yellow, the sweeter apples, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Pink Lady turn into especially flavorsome Apple Chips. When baked at a low temperature for two hours, the resulting light, crispy and naturally sweet Apple Chips become the perfect snack. Continue reading

Cranberry Apple Ginger Chutney – Tart, Sweet, Gingery Good

Cranberry Apple Ginger ChutneyCranberry Apple Ginger Chutney for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without tart, sweet and luscious red cranberries on the table. Be they cranberry sauce, relish or chutney. Intensely flavored Triple-Delish Cranberry Sauce has graced our holiday table for many years. This year it has its first serious competition. Continue reading

Green Tomato Chutney w/ Apples, Golden Raisins & Ginger

Green Tomato Chutney w/ Apples, Golden Raisins & GingerLots of Green Tomatoes

For two weeks I covered our flowers and vegetable garden to protect them from the low night-time temperatures. And then I stopped. With a forecast of snow and a low of 24 degrees, I gave up trying. So I harvested all the herbs and green onions and most of the Continue reading

Celebrate Spring – My First Video

Celebrate Spring - My First Video

Celebrate Spring – Presenting Spring’s Bounty in Image & Recipe

Done! Scroll down to view my very first video. So much fun I’ve had creating this Celebrate Spring video featuring seven healthy and delicious recipes for spring. You’ll also see many of your favorite spring fruit, flower and vegetable portraits in this new video. Continue reading