Cooking · Dinner

ratatouille and fruit crisp

Over last weekend I made two of my favorite dishes when fresh ingredients are available. Ratatouille and fruit crisp! Two perfect summer foods. Made even better that the ratatouille was mostly made from fresh vegetables from our family’s garden: The Japanese eggplants were from Whole Foods. The zucchini, summer squash and cucumbers (cucumbers did not…… Continue reading ratatouille and fruit crisp

Cooking · Dinner

A weekend of soup

Hi there blog readers. Another weekend in New England, another snow storm in New England – that should be the new saying around here! It started snowing around 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon and it is 6:30 in the evening the following day – and guess what? It is still snowing! I am fine with it,…… Continue reading A weekend of soup



So the Olympics have only been on TV for four days (I am not counting the opening ceremonies – although I guess I should, because I stayed up really late watching those, too) and I am exhausted! I cannot go to sleep if the Olympics are on. I used to always be on vacation when…… Continue reading Tomorrow

Cooking · Dinner

Ratatouille with Penne…

a la Jacques Pépin. I love his recipe, but I usually change it around a bit. Today I had to change it because the market I went to this afternoon did not have eggplant. Eggplant is definitely a summer item, but I saw a few at Whole Foods the other day… so I was hoping.…… Continue reading Ratatouille with Penne…


Ratatouille via Pepin

Hi readers – Have you ever had one of those nights where the entire evening just gets away from you? Wow, that totally happened to me last night. I ran a couple of errands on my way home from work, sat out on the deck and talked with Mark about our days, and before I…… Continue reading Ratatouille via Pepin

Cooking · Dinner

I’m baaacckk..!

Hey All – I’m back. Sort of. Physically I have returned from vacation, mentally I’m still trying to get back to my normal routine. Being on vacation for almost six days (who’s counting?? 🙂 ) was simply amazing. I loved every moment of it, and I wish I was still on vacation!! But I am…… Continue reading I’m baaacckk..!


I wanted to bake….

When I left for work today, I really was excited to come home and bake something tonight. I could not decide what to make. I was deciding between a ‘no kneed bread’ from Bittman, blueberry scones from America’s Test Kitchen or something I had yet to discover. First I had to get through my day…… Continue reading I wanted to bake….


Chicken Fest 2010

Hi Readers – Well, it’s been days since my last post. What have I been up to? I was able to get a couple of runs in, I have been watching the Olympics (I live for the Olympics, FYI) and of course I have been super busy working, commuting and thankfully – cooking! Monday was…… Continue reading Chicken Fest 2010

Cooking · Dinner

Friday and Saturday in the Kitchen

Hi Everyone: On Friday night my friend Katherine and I made a fantastic pasta fagioli. Katherine has Mark Bittman’s How To Cook Everything and that is where we found the recipe. It was fantastic – and I will definitely be making the recipe again soon. I think it is one of the most perfect foods…… Continue reading Friday and Saturday in the Kitchen

Dinner · Running · yoga


Hi All – Well, in case you were wondering – I am still out here in cyber space. 🙂 It’s been nearly two weeks (I think??) since my last post. Oops. In the last two weeks I have made sure to get life back on track. I’ve been making time to exercise every day and…… Continue reading Tuesday