Apple Cranberry Chutney

A cookbook review of Minnesota’s Bounty and a delicious winter chutney recipe. . . . → Read More: Apple Cranberry Chutney

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

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 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)

Marinated Cheese in a Jar

I saw this technique in the March 2013 issue of Sunset and loved the idea.  This recipe is attributed to David Tanis (a Chez Panisse alum) from his cookbook One Good Dish:   The Pleasures of a Simple Meal.

I perused through this book on Amazon and a few recipes caught my eye (and . . . → Read More: Marinated Cheese in a Jar

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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