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New potatoes with mint

April 10, 2012 I’ve decided that springtime in England is magical. I am sure I wasn’t the first person to make this discovery. It has been several years since I have been in England in the spring. more »»

Lentil & swiss chard soup

April 3, 2012 We landed safely in England. It has been such a long time that I forgot just how beautiful it is here. The brick and flint houses, the thatched roofs, and the green hedges are amazing. more »»

‘Israeli Salad’

March 27, 2012 We are two days away from a trip to England. We cannot wait to hug and kiss all of our family and friends. I cannot stop thinking about all of the food I will be eatin. more »»

Hot & Sour Soup

March 20, 2012 Happy first day of spring! Yay, it’s finally here. Now, everything can thaw. All of those piles of snow can melt. Put the snow plowing equipment away. Store away all of the heavy coats and gloves. more »»

Black Bean Burgers

March 13, 2012 We just spent the most amazing weekend in California visiting my family. You wouldn’t believe how much we were able to squeeze into one weekend. more »»

Baba Ganoush

March 6, 2012 My sister, Julia, flew in last week. Julia wanted to do a “cleanse” while she had some time off. Then, she would start her new job very healthy and clean from the inside out. more »»

Tofu Enchiladas

February 28, 2012 I realize that I probably lost several readers at the title. For those of you who stuck with me, thank you. Tofu, or soybean curd, is not as bad as some people think. It’s not bad at all. more »»

Caramelized onion pizza with arugula and truffle oil

February 21, 2012 “Banish the onion from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. more »»

Hummus: two ways (but not too close together)

February 14, 2012 When I was in high school, my boyfriend Bert’s father was from Lebanon. I guess he was from Lebanon way before I was in high school; but, you know what I mean. Bert’s mother was Italian. more »»

Follow Your Heart Dressing

February 7, 2012 By Wendy Monro Have you ever taken photos of yourself in a bikini? I am talking to the women out there. more »»

Almost Guilt-Free French Fries

January 31, 2012 Okay, I have been doing really well with this whole eating healthy plan. Well, kind of. You see, I do have one weakness. No matter what, I cannot seem to resist french fries. I try and I tr. more »»

Cooking — without oil!

January 24, 2012 OK, I am really getting confused here. I thought olive oil was so good for you. more »»

Celeriac mashed potatoes

January 17, 2012 This week is my birthday week. I will be forty-one on Saturday. We never celebrate just one day. We always celebrate the whole week. We also get to choose which day we want to start the festivities. more »»

Porcini risotto with roasted portabellas

January 10, 2012 I really cannot stand it when one of my children gets sick. My entire week has been spent trying to rid them of the stomach flu. Well, Daphne had the stomach flu and Jack was faking it. more »»

A recipe for crispy kale

January 3, 2012 How does time keep flying by and I stay feeling the same? Actually, sometimes I feel young and sometimes I don’t. more »»

Baked Ziti

December 29, 2011 What an amazing beautiful Christmas week we are having here in southern Minnesota. I can’t believe how remarkable it can be without any snow blanketing the ground and rooftops. more »»

Cauliflower Soup

December 20, 2011 I am sitting in the passenger seat of our car while we drive up to the Rocky Mountains on our way to Minnesota. We can’t wait to spend Christmas up there. more »»

Penne with Sausage and Swiss Chard

December 13, 2011 Would my kids despise me if I wrote a book titled, Raising Morons? Probably. My mom helped me with that title. She knows because I was once her moron teenager. more »»

Fish Provencale combats winter blahs

December 6, 2011 Has it happened yet? Is anyone out there getting the winter blues? I know it’s early in the game, but I thought I would mention it before it’s too late. Of course, I don’t mean you. more »»

Roasted Root Vegetable Cassoulet

November 29, 2011 I had an amazing Thanksgiving with my family in California. I don’t know how my mom keeps out doing herself every year. This year, she cooked everything without my help for twenty-five people. more »»



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