One of the first things I like to do when exploring a new city is head straight to the farmer’s/food market. Am perfectly content to spend hours ogling the fish, seafood, and legs of jamon Iberico at la Boqueria in Barcelona, and am in complete awe of the various markets of France (oh, the cheese, … Continue Reading

I have a habit of going overboard.  Time and time again, I tell myself, I’m going to scale back, just make one thing today.  But, before I know it, I’m at the grocery store with a basket full of ingredients.  Shortly thereafter, the kitchen (or the minuscule 7.5-foot long space that is my kitchen) is … Continue Reading

Fall is most definitely upon us.  With it comes apples, lots and lots of apples.  Did you know that there are 2,500 different varieties of apples grown in the United States and 7,500 varieties worldwide? Do you have a favorite recipe for apples?  How about a favorite varietal? The apples above are [Virginia] Winesap, my … Continue Reading

There was a recent New York Times article entitled Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food.  In the words of the Greek physician Hippocrates, who proclaimed them nearly 2,500 years ago (clearly ahead of his time), “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  Sadly, studies published over the past 15 years indicate … Continue Reading

YUM!!!  I love all sorts of seasonal, springy, green soups.  Do you have a favorite spring soup?   Got the idea for this soup while shopping at my local farmers’ market this past weekend.  Was chatting with the market manager, and she mentioned her fondness for watercress and asparagus soup.  Enough said, sold.  I’ll take … Continue Reading