Recipes

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.) […]

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 […]

White Gate Farm Tour — March 24, 2018

White Gate Farm Tour — March 24, 2018

White Gate Farm Tour — March 24, 2018 East Lyme, Connecticut On an unseasonably cold weekend in March, Darryl and I visited our friend David and his family in Connecticut. David had kept the daytime plans for Saturday a secret. We were wowed when he […]

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 […]

Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache

Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache

Dark Chocolate cake with Raspberry buttercream and chocolate hazelnut ganache I used to bake much more than I cooked. Baking is precise, a little variation in ingredient quantities and you could get unexpected and undesired results. Cooking is more intuitive, and measurements to me are […]