Roasted Beet Salad Recipe – video

Roasted Beet Salad Recipe – video

For years, I roasted beets, but they were time-consuming and messy. Peeling, slicing and everything including my fingers had a red stain on it. But finally, a friend showed me a better way to roast beets Roasted Beets Roasting transforms beets from something crunchy into something silky and tender. RoastedRead More…

Lobsters by the Fire – New Years Eve

Lobsters by the Fire – New Years Eve

We show you how to boil a lobster and enjoy New Year’s Eve. Lobsters by the Fire In our family, there is a tradition that goes back several years. Eating Lobsters by the fire on New Year’s Eve. When our two sons were much younger (they are 27 and 26Read More…

Chicken Thighs with Red Cabbage

Chicken Thighs with Red Cabbage

Chicken Thighs with Red Cabbage. I have been making this dish for many years, dating back to the mid 90’s. There used to be a column on the Washington Post Food section called “On The Fridge- Dinner Tonight”.  It is now called Dinner-in-Minutes, but the concept is the same. Easy,Read More…

Roasted Poblano Soup

Roasted Poblano Soup

Roasted Poblano Soup -In April last year, we were invited to our friend’s Mark & Julie Darnieder’s villa for a week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Five couples sharing this beautiful spot. It was a spectacular setting and included a staff of 10. The staff included a bartender and a fullRead More…

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavors, or a high-end, kickedRead More…

How to Slice an Avocado – video

How to Slice an Avocado – video

How to Slice an Avocado – Avocados are one of nature’s best foods, having been dubbed a “SuperFood”. The avocado is one of the most nutrient-full foods available. Ounce for ounce, they are among the richest in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium among all fruits. I love avocadosRead More…