Beet Pepperoni (Really!)

I heard there’s this thing calleed “Super Bowl Sunday” going on today.  Personally, I’ve never really seen the point.  I mean, seriously, what’s the big fuss?  A bunch of slightly overweight guys gripping a ball, then running and throwing it and then all that tumbling on the ground.  Gee, and all this time I thought bowling was […]

Lucky Comestible 5 (3): Confetti Quinoa and Wild Rice Salad with Cilantro (or Parsley)

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this fifth edition, I’m focusing on cilantro. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky […]

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

[Quick reminder: Don’t forget to go here and enter my contest to win chocolate or treats from my upcoming cookbook! You’ve got until January 30th to enter.] Over the past couple of years, the HH and I have developed a fairly steadfast routine: every Tuesday at mid day, we connect for a hefty serving of afternoon delight. (No, no debauchery, silly! Forget […]

A Fresh Start. . . and 2008’s Last (Food-Related) Hurrah

[Potato-Kale Curry] First, and most importantly: Happy 2009, everyone!  Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and good wishes for the new year.  I can’t even begin to express how much I appreciate them all and how much blogging has brought into my life.  But by far, the best part is you–readers and other […]

Gastronomic Gifts VI: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Butter*

*Or, Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. Now Eat Some Delicious Spread. [There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  ] I know that […]

Cabbage T’horin

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at RH: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this fourth entry, I’m focusing on Coconut. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky comestible. ] […]

So Long, Summer: Chilled Avocado Soup

Who could have ever guessed that our summer would FINALLY arrive on Labor Day Weekend?  The weather this past weekend was glorious: brilliant sunshine, sky entirely unsullied by even a speck of cloud, so blue even the dogs seemed able to perceive its piercing azure, colorblind or no.  The temperature’s been hovering at around 28C (that’s […]

Sweet Potato and Ginger Salad

[Sweet Potato and Ginger Salad–recipe below.] Ah, yes, life is sweet.  Not so much in the “I’m a celebrity, I haven’t a care in the world, I’m revoltingly rich, beautiful and vacuous” kind of way; but more in the “every which way I turn I see or think ‘sweet,’ most recently the chocolate chip blondies I devoured last week” kind […]

A Joy: Pot Luck Club

 I’m still quite new to blogging, and I certainly proved it last evening.  At my house was a group of six amazing women–three whom I met at my nutrition school, one from a long-ago volunteer gig, and the last as a participant in one of my (now defunct) cooking classes–and each brought at least one fantastic, high-saliva […]