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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

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

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.) […]

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 […]

Chinese Winter Melon Soup

Chinese Winter Melon Soup

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Capericious Egg Salad

Capericious Egg Salad

Caper-icious Egg Salad I love eggs. I hate buying eggs at the grocery store. The best way to buy eggs is directly from a local chicken farmer. If you’re lucky, you personally know some of them, and they will quickly become your primary source of […]

Easy Bean Soup

Easy Bean Soup

Easy Bean Soup While I’m busy compiling my next project for Sigrun’s Sustainable Kitchen (the research takes the longest), I would like to delight you with another creation from my friend and guest contributor Renate. It really sounds utterly delicious, and both filling and comforting […]

Not Your Average Potato Soup

Not Your Average Potato Soup

NOT YOUR AVERAGE POTATO SOUP Last night’s dinner had to fit two requirements — it had to be relatively quick to make, and I had some potatoes that I wanted to use up. I originally consulted one of my favorite German recipe sites, chefkoch.de for ideas, and […]

Vegetable Patties aka “Gemüsefrikadellen”

Vegetable Patties aka “Gemüsefrikadellen”

vegetable patties aka “gemuesefrikadellen” I am very pleased to feature a recipe from my first guest contributor, Renate Callahan, a fellow German. Renate not only grew up in the same town I did — Düsseldorf — we even lived on the same street, separated by […]