Recipe Redux- Green Herbs in the Kitchen

Nettle- Some rights reserved by James Bowe

This month’s Recipe Redux asked us to use a green herb in a different way, or to highlight a rarely used herb. Nettles (Urtica dioica) are my favorite springtime herb, one that many people aren’t aware of as food, but I love in this Nettles Soup recipe. They are a bit like the season-vibrant, bitter, […]

Chicken and Dumplings

Soup with Dumplings- Gluten-Free
Without Xanthan or Guar gums

When the winds are blowing and my house might lose power, I make chicken and dumplings in my stockpot. Even when the storm is Hurricane Sandy, clear across the country. I make chicken and dumplings. Because soup is hot and wet, filling, comforting, a way of saying that all will be ok. Although Hurricane Sandy […]

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Smoky Maple Pepita Brittle

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Smoky Maple Pepita Brittle

Burnished leaves of yellow, red and orange contrasting with the pine trees. Pumpkin fields scattered with orange orbs and children running from one to the next with squeals of joy. Scattered orange flags dropping from cedar trees soften the pathways through the woods on a walk with my dogs. Orange is the color of fall. […]

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Cashew Cream

Recipe: Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Cashew Cream Summary: This is a perfect starter or light lunch for Thanksgiving. Ingredients one 4 pound butternut squash-Cut the squash in half length ways. scrape out the seeds and pulp.                        Place the squash cut side down on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for […]

Cooking Sunday -Bread, Soup and friends

Last Sunday I got a chance to cook with a woman I have known for years. We have many aspects of our lives in common, but haven’t had a chance before to just hang out and have fun. We share a common bond with our twins. Mine are 10 year old girls, hers are 20 […]