It's what's for lunch!

I encourage everyone to have something planted in a garden, even if that garden is a bucket on the patio.  This is what we had for lunch yesterday.  It was so pretty ( and good) that I just had to take a photo of it. I might add that we had mint and wood sorrel ( a common 'weed')tea to go with it....more

Spicy poached pears


One Appetizer, All the Flavors of Christmas, Joy to the World in EVERY bite!

As I sit here listening to the rain beat upon the downspouts, creating a timpani of knocks and quivers against the house, I realize how the poetry of each day includes so many beautiful moments that must be noted. The holidays, whatever theme you may celebrate, are still about unconditional love and delivering joy, and it leaves me flush with gratitude. I am full of humility for all the wonders of life. And I wanted you to know how my heart is bursting. ...more

Roasted Pears with Cinnamon and Cloves

Pears are under-rated. They are full of fiber and fully capable of satisfying a sweet tooth. Last night there was a potluck at the community center, so I chose to bring something healthy for dessert.I did Roasted Pears.The Goods:5 pears, quartered and seeded1 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp cloves1/2 tsp ginger (or fresh, then 1 thumb of ginger)Sea salt1/2 cup vegan butter Directions:1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Sprinkle sea salt on the bottom of a roasting pan....more

The Gift of a Tenacious Pear

The tree is older than the house and twice as tall.The house is a hundred years old. It's a remnant. A towering reminder of the orchards that covered our neighborhood before working-class Norwegians built sturdy, yet modest houses. In the spring it's a three-story herald of warmer days to come. Magnificent in its blanket of tiny pinkish-white blossoms. Those warm days come and the tiny petals flutter down like sweet-scented snow, leaving a scene like the day after a wedding in our back yard. ...more
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When the Carbs Hit Your Thigh Like a Big Pizza Pie, Anjou A-more-A

By: Becky Berowski Photo by Nina Choi on Cooking Light Lanky, twiggy, weedy, gangly. I have been called them all. Yes, I may sound like a skinny b*tch, but even thin girls have body issues. My chest missed the boat on puberty, and after large dinners my food baby rivals that of an actual pregnant woman. I thought I had tackled weight gain until my aggressive eating caused a deflection. The delay hit when I was being measured for a casting in my Calvin Klein underwear....more

Baked Pears with Manuka Honey, Orange Blossom Water & Pistachio

so easy when you know how! Thanks for your help, all working on my latest post.more

Maple Crème Brûlée with Poached Forelle Pears

Experience maple syrup at its finest this quick and easy recipe for Maple Crème Brûlée served with the most amazing Poached Forelle Pears....more