Shaved Fennel Salad

Fennel has a sweet, yet quiet flavor that I really like. It can be added to almost anything because other flavors adhere to it so well.The first time I tried fennel in a salad, I remember thinking its crunch help put the salad over the top. It’s available year-round and tastes great raw with just a bit of olive oil, lemon… Read More

Mediterranean Cauliflower-Couscous Salad

Several friends, like you, have told me of recipes on this site that you’ve tried and enjoyed. Thank you, I love the feedback! One recipe, in particular, that I’ve received quite a bit of positive feedback about is my Mediterranean Farro Salad. It seems to have become a regular dish in many of your homes and I’ve been so… Read More

Wheat Berries and Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

A significant amount of clutter in our homes could be eliminated simply by being more mindful in the present. ~ Erin Dolan, of the blog Unclutterer I hate clutter. It wears me down and makes me feel like I need fresh air, or a long nap. I’m not meticulously neat, but I love clutter-free spaces—organized… Read More

Warm Buckwheat Salad with Roasted Kabocha and Caper Berries

Buckwheat ~ by Carl Sandburg There was a late autumn cricket, And two smoldering mountain sunsets Under the valley roads of her eyes. There was a late autumn cricket,
 A hangover of summer song,
 Scraping a tune
 Of the late night clocks of summer,
 In the late winter night fireglow,
 This in a circle of black… Read More

Gorilla French

I often get together with several French-speaking mothers with children about the same age as my little one. We meet at someone’s home and each bring a dish to share, and while our children play together or independently, we chit-chat about a variety of things—life, schools, travel plans, books, the news, etc. The last time… Read More

A Plant-Based Diet

Food writer Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and other books, re-defined what it means to eat smart when he shared his credo: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Did you know that reducing your intake of animal products and embracing a plant-based diet is one of the best things you… Read More