Author: sschwarze

Viral Thai Peanut Sauce

Viral Thai Peanut Sauce

Viral Thai Peanut Sauce Warning — highly addictive!  The first time I made this was about 3 years ago, with chicken skewers and noodles. Since then, I have made and improved upon this awesome peanut sauce at least a dozen more times. It has been […]

Sweet Potato Soup with Portabella Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Soup with Portabella Mushrooms

sweet potato soup with portabella mushrooms Food Waste is a worldwide problem, with the US and Europe producing the highest amount. Worldwide, one third of food is wasted. Therefore, we try to be very careful with our shopping and keeping up with food so we […]

Black Truffle Risotto with Ramps and Peas

Black Truffle Risotto with Ramps and Peas

black truffle risotto with ramps and peas Spring — this most wonderful time of year where everything and everyone wakes up from a long, hard winter. This year spring has been reluctant, a tease here and there, but old man winter wasn’t quite ready to […]

Schwetzinger Spargelsalat

Schwetzinger Spargelsalat

Schwetzinger Spargelsalat Dear Friends, Fans, and Readers, On December 27, 2018, I lost my mother, Mia Schwarze. I am posting this recipe in loving memory of her. Schwetzinger Spargelsalat — a creamy Asparagus Salad with Chicken named after the town of Schwetzingen — was a […]

Energy Bowl

Energy Bowl

energy bowl Do you have a culinary challenge? Bring it on! The other day, Darryl sent me a photo of a menu in a place he was visiting, pointed out an item, and asked “Can you make this?” “This” is what it said: POWER BOWLkale, […]

Chicken Soup in a Hurry

chicken soup in A HURRY Darryl considers The Real Jewish Penicillin the best and quickest cure for a general malaise. I agree with him — this is the best chicken soup recipe I’ve ever come across — and of course I always add my subtle […]

Refreshing Summer Soup with Crema

Refreshing summer soup with crema Last week it was in the high 80’s and up to the 90s in Vermont for five days straight. This may not seem too bad for many, but we are as ill-equipped for the heat as the south is for […]

Mediterranean Salad with Roasted Beets and Fennel in a Creamy Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Salad with Roasted Beets and Fennel in a Creamy Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Salad with Roasted Beets and Fennel in a creamy vinaigrette (revised 8/4/18) When I first published this recipe, I posted it on various social media sites as well as Flipboard. (On the top right of this page is a link to my Flipboard magazine.) […]

The Best of Simple

The Best of Simple

The Best of Simple During my recent post about our visit to White Gate Farm I briefly mentioned that we are trying to live mostly vegetarian, and what our criteria are when we occasionally do eat meat.  My friend and guest blogger Renate subscribes to […]

Refreshing Summer Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Summer Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Summer Cucumber Salad Not very long ago, we visited White Gate Farm, where we caught the first glimpses of spring seedlings getting ready to provide this year’s harvest. Temperatures were still quite chilly and below normal for the Northeast, making everyone yearn for signs of […]


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