Root Vegetable Galette with Kamut and Fresh Herbs

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. —Leonard Cohen Mindfulness Like many, I’m often a bit more reflective about my life at the beginning of each year. As we start our journey once again around the sun, I’ve been thinking about how I… Read More

Nutty Spelt Butternut Squash Crumble

Cozy crumbles are said to be the comfort food of the season, but they don’t always have to be sweet. Here’s my savory twist on the more common sweet crumble (or crisp) using one of my favorite Fall and Winter vegetables, butternut squash. This season I’ve had fun using it in a variety of non-traditional ways.… Read More

Ameh for Eid il-Burbara

A couple of days ago a friend from Lebanon told me about Eid il-Burbara or Saint Barbara’s Day, a holiday celebrated on December 4th in Lebanon and some other Middle Eastern countries. Because there are traditional Lebanese dishes associated with the holiday, I knew I just had to try at least one of them and share it with you. I chose… Read More

Carrot and Pistachio Soup with Tarragon

Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs. Although fairly strong, it’s one of those herbs that marries well with lots of other flavors. But, you have to be really careful with it. For example, it’s not best to combine it with other herbs and, as a tip, add it at the end of the cooking process. Also, you… Read More

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

They say that years of careful nurturing and gentle pruning—from seed to tree—makes a significant difference in the way oak trees develop. If tended to well, an oak tree grows strong and is able to provide shade, comfort, and beauty for many years. But, if left to chance, a vulnerable tree can become weak and gnarled, providing shade… Read More

Kale Salad with Orange Blossom Water

When I first saw a photo Chef Chad Sarno’s Kale Salad presented in a cucumber “bowl”, I fell in love. I’m totally into the “pretty” when it comes to food and immediately decided that I would make my own version one day. Since plants are often thought of as boring or bland food items, making nourishing and… Read More