Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in BookClubCookbook.com’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

something to food about

A book review of Questlove’s exploration of food and creativity with some of the world’s best chefs. . . . → Read More: something to food about

The Wurst Post

Wurst, not worst…..Please read on to learn about Chris Ying’s newest publication, “The Wurst of Lucky Peach (a treasury of encased meat)” . . . → Read More: The Wurst Post

Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

A garden update and a cookbook review of “Sweeter Off the Vine” by Yossy Arefi. . . . → Read More: Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

Butternut-Maple Blondies with Cumin

Welcome to the countdown for the Kentucky Derby. Why would I usher in this horse race with these blondies? If you’re intrigued, keep reading about “Sugar Rush”. (That would make a great name for a horse, don’t you think?) . . . → Read More: Butternut-Maple Blondies with Cumin

Deviled Egg Tacos (with Sikil Pak)

Don’t skip this post. Sikil Pak is a delicious Yucatán dip made with toasted pepitas. Spread this on a artisan corn tortilla, add some deviled eggs….delicioso! . . . → Read More: Deviled Egg Tacos (with Sikil Pak)

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with Sage)

Plan on having a heart-healthy Halloween with this savory and velvety soup from the American Heart Association. . . . → Read More: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with Sage)

Tomato Jam

We are picking tomatoes daily.   Be prepared, dear reader, for lots of tomato recipe.

I am going to start out with the best one ever:   Tomato Jam.   If you have a garden, visit farmers markets,  or belong to a CSA, you must have this book:   The Preservation Kitchen by Paul . . . → Read More: Tomato Jam

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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