This week, to celebrate the start of apple season, I made some scrumptious little desserts called "Apple Blossoms." The flower petals are thinly-sliced apples, arranged on strips of store-bought puff pastry dough. Looking for an elegant tea-time treat or after-school snack? This recipe is for you. Read more »
Red ones. Green ones. Yellow ones. Striped ones. Are late-summer tomatoes swallowing your kitchen counter top, too? Here, the weather's too hot for boiling, peeling, and canning the fruit. Consequently I'm eating some of the tomatoes fresh, and freezing the rest: Read more »
Wow -- over 1,400 entries! Apparently I'm not the only one who loves the color purple! This morning, the little number generator at Random.org selected comment #198, from Julianna S. Congratulations, Julianna! To collect your pretty mixer, just shoot me an email and include your shipping info. Read more »
Yesterday, out of the blue, I developed a sudden desire to eat peanut butter cookies. To fight the temptation, I first vacuumed the entrance hall. Then I went for a swim. Then I took Lily the Beagle for a long walk. And when we returned from our stroll, I made a big batch of peanut butter cookies. Read more »
In my latest bit of old-house news, we're redecorating the library. This upstairs room -- it was previously a bedroom -- had become a catch-all for newspapers, magazines, CDs, antiquated VHS tapes, and too many books for our existing bookcases. Read more »
On the 26th day of August, my true love gave to me...TWO DAYS OFF! We arranged for our friend Sara P. to stay with Lily the Beagle and cats Tiger and Camille. Then we loaded up the car, and drove to Manchester, Vermont. Read more »
Today, because I wanted to eat something delicious (and healthy!) for lunch, I made a big bowl of Tabbouleh. Do you know this vegan Lebanese dish? It's crunchy with cracked wheat, and fragrant with fresh parsley and mint. Even meat-eaters love it. Read more »
Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.