August 2018 Recipe of the Month

Golden Gazpacho One hot night, I decided to make a cold soup using cucumbers and corn. Then I realized that I also had some ripe yellow heirloom and cherry tomatoes, and Golden Gazpacho was born! Sweet, a definite corn note lingering after the more traditional gazpacho flavors. This was a refreshing element of a meal…

July 2018 Recipe of the Month

Aloo Gobi A high school friend cooked this for me some 30-odd years ago as an introduction to her family’s culture and food. I had never tasted anything like it before, and I still remember the very specific smells and sensations of that night. The chili pepper was a shock to my uninitiated palette, but…

June 2018 Recipe of the Month

Longevity Soup with Mustard Greens, Shiitakes, Snap Peas, and Tofu or Shrimp The Longevity Kitchen cookbook shares the flavors, habits, and diet of people in Japan, who are renowned for their longevity, with Japanese women having the longest life expectancy of 86 years. In this tasty soup, the authors, Katz and Edelman, add an unusual…

May 2018 Recipe of the Month

Roasted Trout with Asparagus and Radish This delicious balsamic honey glazed meal highlights the flavor of the radishes — so sweet and mellow this time of year, and it is a whole new way to love asparagus. If you can’t find trout fillets at the market, substitute salmon or other thin filleted fish, or try…

April 2018 Recipe of the Month

April 2018 Recipe of the Month Spicy Beef and Winter Squash Chili We think it is high time to make a pot of chili! We’ve added a little cinnamon and unsweetened chocolate to “mole-nize” this, and we hope you enjoy it this way–it gives the chili a richer, warm note. I highly recommend you freeze…

March 2018 Recipe of the Month

March 2018 Recipe of the Month Colcannon A traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage stirred in, my dad introduced me to this long ago, and I count it among my favorite comfort foods. The addition of bay leaf and carrot to the warm milk adds a subtly sweet and savory undertone to…

February 2018 Recipe of the Month

February 2018 Recipe of the Month Quick Braised Cabbage and Apples with Riesling The wine concept of “terroir,” the way in which the land, soil, climate etc. influences the flavor of a wine, is also useful in thinking about wine and food pairings, and what wines to use in cooking certain foods. My paternal grandmother…

January 2018 Recipe of the Month

Kale Apple Smoothie There is nothing quite like a cleansing green smoothie to get you off on the right foot for the New Year. If you have a high speed blender like a Ninja or a Vitamix, this will process silky smooth. If you don’t, pass the smoothie through a strainer for a silky texture.…

December 2017 Recipe of the Month

December 2017 Recipe of the Month Braised Butternut Squash, Carrots and Spinach with Chicken A hearty and warming braise, just right for the chilly temperatures outside. Buy a loaf of crunchy bread for soaking up the juices. Servings: 4   Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive Oil , divided use 1 Chicken , cut in 8 pieces 1 cup Onion , diced, about…

November 2017 Recipe of the Month

November 2017 Recipe of the Month Turkey and Cranberry Chutney Wrap and Roll Platter One of my all-time favorite party dishes is the wrap and roll platter. There are endless variations of wrap sandwiches which you can make, then roll up and slice pinwheel style to make tasty finger food platters. One of my favorites…