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2022-08-03 00:12
For a few years before the pandemic, my mother’s family gathered on Gabriola Island in British Columbia for a big reunion every year.  Our family is like a snowball, gathering fri… Read More
2021-12-30 22:49
I made this salad for the Air Course of the The Garden of Alchemy Dinner. You can see the whole menu and photographs of the event in this post. It would also be a auspicious dish and usefu… Read More
2021-12-29 22:37
Photograph by Celina OdehIn late October I had the pleasure of cooking a five course meal for The Garden of Alchemy, created by The Muses, a collective of women who curate stunning and inspi… Read More
2021-12-25 01:18
Hello friends. I hope that you are all enjoying the growing light of the season. I am personally having the worst bout of seasonal affective disorder that I’ve had in 15 years. I am… Read More
2021-11-26 04:06
This is an easy and useful recipe to make carrots into something that you can serve as part of a fancy menu or just have on hand for quick meals and snacks. They require very little effort… Read More
2021-10-31 20:12
This is a simple recipe. If you have ripe pears and want to have a delicious pear custard cake in less than an hour, just scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I’m going to tell you… Read More
2021-01-10 14:59
First of all, I need to tell you that you can make this dressing with yogurt and/or buttermilk if you do not have kefir. Also, if you don’t make kefir and you want to…I have s… Read More
2021-01-02 18:46
Happy New Year! My husband made french toast for dessert on Christmas this year and it was so good that we decided to have it again for breakfast on New Years Day. French toast fee… Read More
2020-12-26 15:35
Happy Boxing day!  I encourage you to make a tart for yourself.  It’s been a hard year and you deserve a sweet treat.   I made this tart to satisfy a personal cravi… Read More
2020-12-13 17:39
My cookbook collection is formidable. After a decade long moratorium on purchasing new cookbooks I have fallen off the wagon in the most spectacular fashion. I’ve been hosting a c… Read More
2020-12-06 20:52
May I humbly suggest that cranberry sauce should be replaced with cranberry chutney at your next holiday meal? You don’t even need to wait for a special occasion meal! I am devote… Read More
2020-11-30 03:08
I’ve made Wild Mushroom Cobbler every Thanksgiving for about 18 years. The original recipe is from The New Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas (A treasure trove of fancy vegetarian dishe… Read More
Chocolate Swirl Meringues
2020-04-26 15:44
Muses Valentines event photographed by Rose Callahan on Feb 8, 2020 in BrooklynOne of my oldest friends  called me the other day to talk about meringues.  He was experimenting with… Read More
2020-03-07 17:48
Muses Valentines event photographed by Rose Callahan on Feb 8, 2020 in BrooklynI have been eating this salad a lot lately.    It’s the  pleasing texture and flavor contr… Read More
2019-01-27 19:03
Yesterday was the last pickup for our Farmshare until the Spring. I was thrilled to receive more red cabbage. My body loves this delicious stuff. My fellow CSA members seemed less excited… Read More
2018-11-04 22:16
Last November, I taught a series of gluten-free cooking classes to children with celiac’s disease.  The class was generously hosted in the beautiful kitchen of one of student&rsqu&hell…Read More
2018-09-16 01:00
Last summer,  I created this chowder recipe specifically for my mother, who is allergic to dairy.  It uses cashew cream.   Of course, now my mother has developed a cashew alle… Read More
2018-09-08 17:41
I endeavor to perfect my corn pudding recipe every few years.  The quest began when I first moved to Brooklyn in the 90s.  Back then, there was only one fancy restaurant in my… Read More
2018-07-22 22:05
This was the very first recipe I ever posted on this blog.  The name of the post was “Dinner July 31st, 2010” and also included instructions for making chipotle black beans… Read More
2018-04-15 21:41
I’ve worked off and on as a guest artist in a public school in the Belmont Neighborhood of the Bronx for the last 15 years.  I love the school and I love the neighborhood.  B… Read More
2017-11-20 12:03
Here is a truly delicious vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe. The filling is seasoned to perfection and silky smooth and the crust has little bits of crystalized ginger.  It&rsquo&hell…Read More
2017-08-28 01:52
Oh how I adore Passionfruit.  I have recently discovered a very good source for passionfruit puree, which is helping me to get over my deep and abiding regret about not eating more fres… Read More
2017-08-16 07:09
Oh my.  I have been busy.  I have over a dozen posts half-finished for this blog that I have not been able to get up because I am so busy.  I’ve decided to post this one… Read More
Potato And Fried Almond Soup
2017-03-14 20:07
This simple, Andalusian style Potato soup has been a standard in my kitchen for many winters.  Is is one of the three most simple and deeply satisfying soups I’ve ever e… Read More
Blood Orange Curd
2017-03-05 23:16
Some friends came over a couple of weeks ago.  We ate Kasha and Beet Salad, divided up a huge amount of nuts that we had ordered online for cheap and made blood orange curd. &nbsp&helli…Read More
Bird Seed Cereal (Gluten-Free)
2017-02-12 21:26
I’ve been eating this cereal everyday that I go to work, for about 2 years now.  My husband has two ancient pet doves, whom he has loved and cared for since before we were dating… Read More
An Excellent Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
2016-11-22 02:45
In October, I baked gluten-free pies for my husband’s second cousin’s beautiful wedding in Tennessee.  Being so specific makes it sound like the bride is a very distant rela… Read More
Butternut Chaat/ Squashpocalypse!
2016-11-14 13:10
So…I wasn’t kidding when I said that you’d be seeing more of me.   When I’m anxious, I cook.  Also, my kitchen has been over-run with Butternut Squash from… Read More
Zingy Ginger Pumpkin Spread
2016-11-01 02:48
This is not your typical pumpkin concoction.  It has that marvelous velvety pumpkin texture but other than that it’s totally unexpected.  It’s not sweet and homey. &nbs&hell…Read More
Daifuku
2016-09-27 16:25
Daifuku is a sweet mochiko rice flour ball stuffed with something sweet.  Sweet black sesame paste is my favorite but I won’t turn down sweet red beans either.  I grew up eat… Read More
Butter Mochi
2016-09-26 14:43
I pulled this recipe out this summer to make with the young cooks at the Brooklyn Apple Academy Run a Luncheonette Cooking Camp for our Asian inspired menu.  Butter Mochi is a Japa… Read More
Salad Rolls With Dipping Sauce
2016-09-25 19:15
I posted about salad rolls when my sister and I first started writing this blog.  But it’s a recipe that bears repeating.  For one thing, I didn’t own a good… Read More
Soul Food For A Soulful Dad
2016-06-19 22:11
My husband, Chris, is spending a week with his dad in Tennessee while his mom is out of town for a memorial service.  My father-in-law is an amazing person to talk to.  He’s… Read More
Tangy Cold Pea Soup (vegan And Not Vegan)
2016-06-09 16:08
Last weekend, a friend had a bunch of women over to her backyard to make preserved lemons and dolmades, and infuse bottles and bottles of alcohol with herbs, spices, fruits and flowers. &nbs&hell…Read More
Miso Butter Broiled Cauliflower
2016-01-17 23:03
Well it’s finally snowing in New York.  Here is a proper, healthy, no fuss winter dish.  If you are someone who makes Asian food on a regular basis, you will have all of thes… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Last year, I signed up for a winter farmshare with my local CSA. The summer farmshare rocks my world. The winter farmshare was pretty great too. Of course, I live in New York, so local food… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
In general, I was not allowed to eat sugar when I was little.  There were a few exceptions. My grandparents took care of me on weekends and gleefully fed me as much homemade pie and cak… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
My mother reminded me that my Canadian family are planning their Thanksgiving feast right now!  So, here is this year’s updated list of Thanksgiving recipes that can be found… Read More

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