Pear and Parsnip Soup

It seems like another lifetime now, but the year after my starter marriage ended, I lived in a townhouse with my dear friend Gemini I.  Shortly after the furniture was placed and the boxes unpacked, we began to negotiate the rules of housework, grocery shopping, and TV usage when we got to chatting about food.  I remember […]

Bittersweet Salad with Apples and Dandelion Greens

  Why, oh why did I choose Sundays? What was I thinking?  I must have been on a chocolate high at the time and totally out of it.  Otherwise, why on EARTH would any sane person choose Sunday morning to track her weight loss (which, at this point, is actually a misnomer; for, as of this morning, I am now […]

Turnip and Pear Soup

How can someone, especially someone who purports to be interested in healthy eating and vegetables, reach the ripe old age of 40-something and still never have tasted a turnip?  Shocking, I know; but yes, indeed, that someone is moi. I blame it all on Modern American Drama. One of the first courses I took as a university student, it was […]

Pear and Ginger Mini Loaves or Muffins

Necessity is the mother of many a new recipe in our house. Because there are only the two of us (humans) living here (“Don’t forget about us, Mum!“), it’s usually fairly easy to decide what to have for dinner, or what to buy at the grocery store.  My HH and I share many a similar […]