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

Celebration Cake
Desserts

Celebration Cake with Mascarpone Icing

There are so many events we can celebrate.  From a birthday or anniversary, to a new job or a new home.  How about a graduation, a new friend, or simply the changing of the seasons?  Into the monotony of our often heavily scheduled lives, it's nice to break up the pattern with a celebration, and… Continue reading Celebration Cake with Mascarpone Icing

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