Category: Food

dinner-table

This blog will contain only vegetarian recipes. There is a world of reasons to go meatless, from heart health to animal welfare to the sustainability of our planet. We can help you transition to a plant-based diet.

June 21, 2017 Carol 2 comments

Discover some simple strategies for eating well. These tips will take you from planning to table with ease. Includes suggestions for menu planning, food shopping, and cooking. How do you feel about the whole business of feeding yourself and your family? Chore or pleasure? For me the answer usually falls somewhere in the middle. How…

January 14, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ― The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934 A few summers ago I was blessed with a visit from my BFF. Joan lives in Ohio, and I…

January 8, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Why is it that homemade tomato sauce is so much better than even the best sauce from a jar? I cannot figure it out! This recipe is so good, fast, and easy that it is well worth your time and effort. It even doubles and freezes very nicely. Simply put, it is the best ever…

January 7, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Honestly, what’s for dinner when you can’t get to the grocery store? Desperation cooking brings out the creativity in us! One evening, when the scene outside my window resembled the one in the picture, I conjured up this delicious dish!   For the basic white sauce, see Basic White Sauce. NE Snowstorm Desperation Casserole

January 7, 2017 Carol No comments exist

This used to be one of the first lessons in home economics classes; invariably white and pasty, it coated many a bland dish. When well made, however, it has a proper place in homey, creamed dishes, often making leftovers stretch or giving cooked foods new life. And it is important as a base for soufflés….

December 11, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Have you ever tried stuffed baked potatoes? I love them!    I first fell in love with “jacket potatoes” (as the Brits call them) when I visited England. They seemed to be everywhere … from tea rooms to museum cafes to fancier restaurants. See Baked potato | BBC Good Food for some great ideas!   The…

November 16, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Crêpes often consist of three components: the crêpes themselves, a filling, and a topping. Our recipe for Cherry-Berry Crêpes Magnifique has a wonderful cheese filling. Topped off with a beautiful red cherry-berry sauce, it makes it a perfect choice for Christmas or Valentine’s Day!   The first step in any crêpe recipe is making the…

November 15, 2016 Carol No comments exist

This may just be the best corn chowder ever! Perfectly seasoned, and loaded with sweet and white potatoes, carrots, onion, and celery.   Alicia Blais, who is a dear friend and great chef, is the creator of this wonderful recipe. Alicia and her husband Dave are the owners of The Foodie Cafe in Framingham, Massachusetts.   Alicia…

November 8, 2016 Carol No comments exist

This is, hands down, the best banana bread I’ve ever made, or eaten. It has a lovely texture and vibrant flavors. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and it’s got all healthy ingredients.   Enjoy this bread anytime of day. Serve with cream cheese, or just as is. Nice with tea or coffee.