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 »

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 »

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 »

Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraîche and Lemon

Believe it or not, I hated asparagus when I was a kid. Silly me! Now older and wiser, I love the green spears however they are served: steamed, blanched, grilled, or turned into a screamingly-delicious soup. Read more »

Fast Food: Linguine with Ramps and Asiago

Here in New York's Hudson River Valley (and maybe in your neck o' the woods, too), ramps are in season. To celebrate, I sauteed these rock stars of spring in olive oil and red pepper flakes, and tossed them into some al dente linguine. Here's the recipe for this super-fast main course, along with the answer to your burning question: "What the heck are ramps?" Read more »