Pumpkin Kidney Bean Curry ~ Yum!
Dinner, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Pumpkin Fireside Kidney Bean Curry

Pumpkins ...... they remind us of autumn and Halloween, orange meadows and cool, crisp evenings.  Can you hear the crunch of the leaves as they scuttle across the ground and the chill swish of the breezes?  Eerie pumpkin faces often look at us on October 31st, as they act as doorway decoration for the scariest… Continue reading Pumpkin Fireside Kidney Bean Curry

Watercolor Potato Salad
Quick and Easy, Salads

Rainbow Potato Salad

Potato salad can immediately remind you of picnics and summer days, yet I enjoy making them from mid-summer into the start of fall, when the potato plants are wilting and the potatoes are ready to be dug.  This year I planted a number of different varieties in my garden: creamy German butter potatoes, bright red… Continue reading Rainbow Potato Salad

Desserts

Apple Quince Harvest Crisp

September and October is time for the harvesting of apples.  All kinds of apples populate the produce sections of grocery stores: Gala, MacIntosh, Ambrosia, Jonagold, Fuji ...... the choice can seem endless and what better time than autumn to think of Apple Crisp-ish desserts for your table? While an apple dessert on its own can… Continue reading Apple Quince Harvest Crisp

Kale and White Bean Soup
Quick and Easy, Soups

Kale and White Bean Autumn Soup

When the brisk, slightly chilly breezes of autumn begin to whisk around, I start to crave warm soups made with all kinds of cold weather garden ingredients, such as squash, beets, cabbage, and in the case of this soup, kale. While kale has become more popular as a vegetable, many people still remember the tough… Continue reading Kale and White Bean Autumn Soup

Sun-dried Tomatoes with Basil and Garlic ~ a recipe from the markets of Southern France
Appetizers, Quick and Easy

Sun-Dried Tomatoes Provençal

Who doesn't love images of the South of France and, particularly visions of the many tasty French food creations.  Markets abound, not only in each city, but in each village, with cheeses, meats, and produce displayed in arrays of creativity and with a certain cultural and regional pride. The array of culinary works of art… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomatoes Provençal

Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Basil - Italian
Dinner, Pasta, Quick and Easy

Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Basil

If you've just come home from a busy day at work, or from taxiing children to their various events and just don't have time to prepare a fancy dinner, this gnocchi recipe is the recipe for you!  Quick and easy to alter, you can feed a single person or a large family, or even add… Continue reading Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Basil