Walnut Cookies

As tasty as they are beautiful, these little cookies were made using a walnut mold. Their shape provides a hint at what’s sandwiched inside.  My friend B. made these lovely cookies for a play date I recently hosted. They would make a beautiful addition to your table during the holidays, but why wait? As tomorrow is officially… Read More

Recipes

All recipes are vegetarian. Raw, vegan and gluten free recipes are indicated below: Appetizers Beluga Lentils and Roasted Eggplant Canapés (vegan and gluten free) Buckwheat Polenta Fleurettes with Tapenade Noir (vegan) Coconut Red Lentil Terrine (vegan) Exotic Mushroom Pâté Walnut and Mushroom Pâté (vegan) Gougères Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas (vegan) Roasted Eggplant with Za’atar (vegan and gluten free) Shichimi… Read More

Pumpkin Bars

Moist and soft, pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are a great way to welcome the fall. One of my all time favorite pumpkin recipes is pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. For nearly 15 years, every fall I have been making pumpkin bars to rave reviews. As the official start of fall begins tomorrow,… Read More

Fun Friday Play Date

On Friday afternoon I hosted my first play date. Since I like to entertain, cook and bake, I enjoyed the planning and preparation for this small event almost as much as I enjoyed spending the afternoon talking, eating and socializing with friends. Play date is an expression used mostly in the US for a pre-arranged… Read More