Chicken, Red Beets and Green Cabbage; here comes the sun

Have you ever lost a favorite recipe? Seems impossible in today’s environment, doesn’t it? But this was a favorite before the internet. I was just getting serious about cooking…. (It was probably a recipe from Bon Appétit – my favorite cooking magazine at the time.)  We were both working long hours and I remember this … Continue reading…

Beluga Lentil Tarts

I love lentils. I love small things (Not diamonds…. I like big diamonds.  Never had a big diamond, but I’m pretty sure I’d like it.) Back to the food (It’s been one of those days.) Ahem…. I’m not sure where I first saw Beluga Lentils but I immediately wanted them. Amazingly, I found them right … Continue reading…

Salmon and Spinach in Phyllo

Yes, I’m still playing with food. I’m also trying to catch up on all the photos I took in the last few months that have been languishing in the ‘to be posted’ folder. I decided I should make a clean start with the new year – as soon as I clean up the old folders, … Continue reading…

Turkey and Leek Lasagne, the update

This weekend I cleaned the house, found the Christmas decorations, decorated the house, and baked Christmas breads (cranberry and pumpkin). After all that I needed comfort food. I could call this Three Cheese Lasagne but Turkey and Leek sounds so much healthier, doesn’t it? Turkey and Leek Lasagne Total time: 45 minutes  Ingredients: 8oz (250gr) … Continue reading…

Risotto alla Osso Buco

I’ve been in a lazy cooking mood lately… I want quick, easy, warm and comforting. In my kitchen that means risotto. Risotto alla Osso Buco Total time: 30 minutes  Ingredients: 2/3 cup Arborio rice (or other rice specifically for risotto – Carnaroli or Vialone Nano) 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) dry white wine 2 1/4 cups … Continue reading…

Stuffed Baby Acorn Squash

The last few acorn squash that formed were small, about the size of a baseball. Unlike zucchini, which can be picked and used very young, winter squash have to stay on the vine until fully ripe. Unlike zucchini, they don’t keep on growing until they’re monsters. The little ones were so cute – I just … Continue reading…

Quince Jam

Remember when I told you about my quince? I sniffed them for a month trying to figure out when they were ripe. Finally, one fell off…. I decided it was time. Then I had to figure out what to do with them… taking heed of all the warnings you all left for me about how … Continue reading…