Maple Pecan Pie

Maple Vanilla Pecan Pie with Sprouted Spelt Crust

Maple Pecan Pie is, perhaps, my favorite of the classic Thanksgiving pies.  Pecan pie has always been a favorite (though I'm fond of pumpkin custard, too).  Growing up, my mother's … [Read more...]

red currants for pie

Red Currant Pie with Buttered Sourdough Crust

Currant pie, sweet and tart with a hint of cinnamon, rounds out the desserts on my summertime table.  Currants offer an old-fashioned charm, and I look forward to their brief and … [Read more...]

creamy asparagus soup

My Favorite Asparagus Soup

When spring inches its way forward, there is one recipe that I invariably prepare: asparagus soup.  It's creamy, but light, and rich with the grassy green herbaceous flavor of … [Read more...]

solemeuniere

Sole Meuniere

Sole meunière is heavenly – slightly crispy, dripping with brown butter and infused with lemon and parsley.  For all its flavor of citrus, butter and fresh parsley, sole meunière … [Read more...]

cure-tooth-decay

Reader Questions: Cure Tooth Decay with Ramiel Nagel (Part I)

Do you think that tooth decay is genetic?  Or that teeth cannot be remineralized?  For this week’s Reader Question and Answer session, I chat with Ramiel Nagel, author of Cure … [Read more...]

the pleasure of wild foods: a recipe for pan-fried trout with chanterelles

I have a love of wild foods.  I can’t help it – wild foods satisfy three base yearnings: my need for real food, my love of adventure and my ridiculously frugal streak.  Where … [Read more...]

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote with Honey Custard

  Spring inches its way forward, blossom by blossom, bee by bee and leaf by leaf, but in the high country, winter still sleeps soundly at my doorstep, snow continues to … [Read more...]

Rabbit in Riesling with Winter Vegetables & Fresh Herbs

It’s cold where I live. Very cold. Very very cold. But beautiful, too.  And here, where snow graces our mountain town nine and sometimes ten months of the year, you learn to make a … [Read more...]

a recipe for good luck: creamed collard greens

Looking for a collard greens recipe to bring a little luck to your new year?  In this traditional recipe for creamed collards, collard greens are gently simmered in fresh cream … [Read more...]