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

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week One

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week OneGreen Smoothies – Going for Greens

It’s been green smoothies for breakfast for us for a week now. We were inspired by the passion of our dear friends Olivia and Christopher. They’ve been drinking green smoothies daily for about two months and loving how great they feel. We left their home excited to give green smoothies a try. Continue reading

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of Morocco

Pistachio Date Truffles – A Taste of MoroccoPistachio Date Truffles — Easy No-Bake Confections

Moroccan Orange Blossom Water adds an exotic and intriguing flavor to Pistachio Date Truffles. One of a number of Moroccan recipes I’ve recently been testing and sampling. Some of them we’ll enjoy in my January 31st healthy cooking class featuring the Bright, Bold Flavors of Morocco. Continue reading

Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums (c) jfhaugen

Everything Sweet and Delectable and Lovely

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads;”

Haven’t you always wondered what those children were seeing? Sugar plums must be something most wonderful, but what are they (and, as I love to cook, how do I make them)? Continue reading