Kevin’s Lettuce Soup

Yesterday was a frantic but fun day for me. Starting at dawn, I brainstormed for two hours with web developer Dan Fennell about the redesign of my website.  Then I worked on the grounds here, in a vain attempt to make the place presentable in time for Saturday's big Garden Conservancy tour. And last but by no means least, I made a pot of Lettuce Soup! Read more »

My Favorite Strawberry Tart

I love this seasonal tart. I made it last Saturday, when my cousin Heath was visiting. I also made it on Tuesday, as part of a live cooking-demonstration for the Kinderhook Garden Club. And this morning, I whipped up the tart yet again, in order to photograph the step-by-step recipe for you! Read more »

Gorgeous Green Mixer Giveaway

News Flash! The number generator at Random.org selected comment #1,153 from Sue B. as the winner of the gorgeous green mixer. Congratulations, Sue B. Email me to collect your loot! Read more »

Blueberry Breakfast Popsicles

I love these "breakfast" popsicles. They're tangy with yogurt, sweet with anti-oxidant-rich blueberries, and crunchy with homemade granola. Need a healthy meal that you can eat while vacuuming the stairs or mopping the floor or walking the pooch? This recipe is for you. Read more »

Honey-Tamari Salmon on Quinoa (GF)

I made this sumptuous salmon for dinner the other night, and it was love at first bite. Cloaked in honey and tamari sauce, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and fresh chives, and served on a bed of quinoa, the fillets make a healthy, 5-star main course that comes together in under 20 minutes. Read more »

A Hedge Trimmer, a Dishwasher, and an Interview

Happy May 31, everyone! Shall I tell you what happened here over the Memorial Day weekend? I have some annoying news. But I also have some good news. Read more »

Three-Ingredient Rhubarb Sauce

Yikes -- it's 92°F here today. Buh-bye tulips and daffodils. Hello, window air conditioners that do not properly fit the windows in this 19-century house. We have to hire Phillip the Clever Contractor to install these appliances each year. Otherwise we'd roast, not rest, in bed at night. Read more »