Kitchen Classics: Chickpea, Tomato and Potato Stew for Winter’s Reprise

What?? It’s winter? Again?? Okay, Mother Nature, this is really getting old.  I mean, we’ve been tortured by  suffering with  enduring  tolerating winter since October 21, 2010 (should I feel guilty that that’s my birthday?).  Time for some warmer temps, dry streets, green buds poking their happy noses out of the ground.  Time for some […]

Classic Pasta Arrabiata

[Warning:  Extra, extra, extra-long post.  Feel free to portion it out in smaller doses. . . or simply take your time and revel in the sunshine.] [Nope, no alligators in this Florida body of water. (And no, that’s not the HH at the pool!)] Um, so, yes, I have been rather MIA the past week […]

Freeform Tomato Tart with “Goat Cheese” and Basil

Before I get to today’s recipe, I’d like to mention two gifts: one for you, and one for me. The first is the Simply Bar giveaway prize you can win by going here. The giveaway is on until September 7th, so you’ve still got time to enter! [UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to […]

Chili to Last Through the Winter

The three of you who were reading my blog last year at this time may recall that I am not a fan of winter.  “What?” the rest of you ask, “and you from Montreal?” Well, I’m here to tell you that being born in a certain place doesn’t automatically predispose one kindly toward the weather of […]