PWC’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Very little in life that is worth having comes easy, would you agree? A great marriage; knowledge or mastery of an art or skill; a happy home; good friendships, raising well-rounded children; and more, all require commitment and sustained efforts over a long period of time. Self-discipine and the practice of a healthy lifestyle are no… Read More

Walnut and Mushroom “Paté”

Walnut and Mushroom “Paté” Adapted from All Recipes 1 cup walnuts ½ cup minced shallots ¼ cup olive oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ pound shiitake or maitake mushrooms, chopped ¼ pound crimini or portobello mushrooms, chopped ¼ pound chanterelle or oyster mushrooms, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon… Read More

Buckwheat Polenta Fleurettes with Tapenade Noir

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~ Harlan Miller Hors d’oeuvres, starters, amuses-bouche, bites, finger food—no matter what you call them, these savory fleurettes—perfect for holiday parties or any gathering—lend opulence to your holiday table. Buckwheat, with its bold characteristics, adds flavor and texture to… Read More

Sweet and Sour Mock Meatballs

I first heard of forest kindergartens (also called forest schools) a couple of years ago when a few European mothers I know where looking at preschool and kindergarten options for their little ones. These schools have been around for a long time in Europe, but only recently have become of growing interest in the U.S. In most kindergarten… Read More

Black Beluga, the Caviar of Lentils

Striking in appearance, black beluga lentils are said to be the caviar of lentils. Tiny, round and black jewels, they glisten when they’re cooked and look a lot like beluga caviar, the most prized of all caviar varieties.   Unlike many lentil varieties that tend to disintegrate and become a bit mushy when cooked, beluga lentils… Read More