Asparagus with Hazelnuts and Tarragon Vinaigrette

“A” is for April and also for asparagus. While it’s in season from February to June this is when you’ll find the very best.   [Read more…]

Black Bean and Prosciutto Soup

Black bean soup is one of my favorites. It’s both satisfying and flavorful. And this recipe is almost as easy as opening a can of pre-made soup. [Read more…]

Roasted Carrots with Clementines

“Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling Clementine.” This song reminds me of my mom as she used to sing it and of the juicy little fruits that are popular at this time of year. I’m used to just peeling and eating them or perhaps adding them to a protein shake. [Read more…]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Ed and I recently enjoyed a great early dinner at Tired Hands Brewing Company’s Fermenteria in Ardmore, PA before heading to the Mann Music Center to see Bob Dylan. Not only is the beer at Tired Hands great but so are their tacos. [Read more…]

Roasted Sunchokes with Grape Tomatoes

While I’ve seen sunchokes in the market for years it wasn’t until recently that I started to cook them. Sunchokes (also called Jerusalem artichokes) are best described as having a potato-like consistency, similar to artichokes in flavor and resemble ginger root. [Read more…]

Cucumber and Herb Soup

We recently enjoyed a lovely meal with friends at one of our most favorite spots, Wyebrook Farm. This property has been farmed for over 200 years – most recently by Dean and Emelie Carlson. After spending 15 years on Wall Street, Dean decided that farming was the path he wanted to take. [Read more…]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Lime-Yogurt Sauce

There are so many good flavors in this dish that I don’t even know where to begin – think of a sweet meets spicy meets tangy triangle. What makes it even better is that it’s healthy and gluten-free, too. [Read more…]

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary

For Christmas this year we received the most beautiful cookbook – POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts) by Russell Norman. While it arrived in an Amazon box without a gift tag we had a fairly good idea who had sent it – dear Lorenzo M. [Read more…]

Mushroom Soup

Living near Kennett Square, the Mushroom Capital of the World, we are fortunate to have access to many versions of mushroom soup. I don’t think you can call yourself a restaurant in that vicinity if you don’t serve your “signature” mushroom soup. [Read more…]

Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Smoked Gouda Soup

Every time we visit Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks we make a trip to Lake Placid to visit one of our favorite brewpubs, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. The beer, food and view are all fabulous. There are so many good things to eat on the menu (including a few tasty gluten-free flatbreads) that I have a hard time making a selection. [Read more…]