Tuesday Dinner: Karfiolleves—Hungarian Cauliflower Soup

I no longer receive any food magazines. When those fools at Condé Nast shuttered Gourmet (ending my 20+ year subscription), I gave up. Sure, I’ll read Martha Stewart Living at my mom’s or leaf through Bon Appetit at my sister’s, but no magazines come to my post office box any more. What I read instead are the weekly or monthly newsletters that come to my … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Karfiolleves—Hungarian Cauliflower Soup

Tuesday Dinner: Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

I’ve been doing this weekly dinner for so long now that it’s become second nature: planning, shopping, cooking, baking, packing it all up and dropping it all off—those tasks are built into my weekly routine. And I love it! I love the act of cooking itself, and I love when my house smells delicious, and I love to feed you guys, and I love when … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

Tuesday Dinner: Black Bean Soup with Onion-Pepper Relish

So, I’ve joined the Whole Life Challenge again. My goal is to accomplish each of these seven goals every day: eat wisely (no sugar, cheese, or flour of any kind, mainly); stretch for at least ten minutes; exercise for at least ten minutes; sleep enough (for me, that means seven hours); drink enough water; meditate (or do another task focused on well-being); reflect each day … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Black Bean Soup with Onion-Pepper Relish

Tuesday Dinner: Potato-Leek with Sage & Romano

Autumn has finally arrived. I know the official day of the Equiox was last week, but the thermometer was clearly in the “summer” range until this weekend. I’m happy to wear thermal shirts again—it’s not quite sweater weather—and drink herbal tea instead of bubbly water. It’s time to get the fireplace ready and order some new cozy slippers. And of course it’s a great time … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Potato-Leek with Sage & Romano