Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

The perfect Fall feel-good soup. Simple enough for a weeknight and elegant enough for your Thanksgiving table. The earthy sage adds a perfectly grounding flavor to the sweet apple and  smooth butternut squash. With a subtle kick from jalapeno, you will feel like kicking up your feet next to a warm fire on a cold night.  [...]

Healing Foods: Apple Kuzu Pudding

Healing Foods: Apple Kuzu Pudding

I've mentioned this ingredient before in a previous post, but I feel that I did not give it the attention it deserves. If there is one beneficial ingredient that I was introduced to in culinary school that really stuck with me into my everyday, this one is it. I fell in love with *kuzu. Kuzu root is [...]

Hot Spiked Apple Cider

Hot Spiked Apple Cider

The perfect hot drink to stay cozy during a crisp fall night. I like the added zing of the ginger and lemon to the sweetness of the apple and honey. Use raw whole dried spices, not packaged or ground. Be sure to not boil, just heat up and serve.   Hot Spiked Apple Cider [Yields: [...]

Holiday Recipes!

Holiday Recipes!

It's that time of year again! I know I'm a bit behind on posting this, but here are a few of the dishes that made the table at this year's Thanksgiving. There were a lot of repeats from last year, like the Brussels Sprouts and Apples and the Warm Butternut Squash and Arugula, my mother-in-law's [...]

Roasted Squash + Ginger Apple Quinoa

Roasted Squash + Ginger Apple Quinoa

Another night cooking with ingredients from the Hamptons I decided to stay on the apple track and add one of my all-time favorite Fall produce, the acorn squash. LifeThyme market has the best roasted vegetables in their hot bar these days, loaded with all types of squash, carrots, onions...picking up dinner from there has become [...]

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Just back from the weekend spent with my husband in the Hamptons celebrating our one year anniversary. The weather could not have been better.  The crisp air, the sun shining and the sea breeze somehow melts you back grounded to reality and takes your mind to another place.  We spent our time there apple and [...]

Holiday Recipes 2009

Holiday Recipes 2009

I just returned to New York after spending a week with my family in Florida. Needless to say, as much as I needed a vacation, I found myself in the kitchen. Every night. Strumming up some new and some old recipes to celebrate the holidays. I do have to say that trials in a big [...]