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Magazine Mondays: Lentils!

Written on November 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm, by

Back for another edition of Magazine Mondays. It seems that these days the only blogging I can barely muster is for MM – it’s been a busy time to say the least. I am, however, looking forward to having some more free time in the coming weeks before the holidays. In the meantime, though, I  Continue Reading »

My One and Only

Written on February 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm, by

If you have an Italian background and grew up in a household where Italian food traditions were maintained, I’m willing to bet pastina was a big part of your formative years. For me, pastina refers to the soup dish that we were all fed as children: chicken broth with tiny pasta in it. Most often,  Continue Reading »

A Dish Best Served Cold

Written on July 18, 2010 at 9:17 am, by

It is, perhaps, the greatest slap in the face of all. Just as Summer presents you with a dazzling array of berries and fruits, all of them inspiration for your deepest baking desires, Summer also slaps you in the face with heat and humidity. The very idea of turning the stove on makes me shudder  Continue Reading »

Give Me Soup and I Shall Be Happy!

Written on October 20, 2008 at 1:01 am, by

I had a fabulous weekend. Let me say that again. I HAD A FABULOUS WEEKEND! On Saturday I enjoyed an amazing dinner at Far Niente with my brother and one of my dearest friends. The dinner was followed by the consummation of an adolescent dream: I saw Madonna in concert. The 13-year-old within was overjoyed.  Continue Reading »

Taking Solace in the Garden

Written on July 26, 2008 at 8:06 pm, by

There are many reasons to grow your own food. Some people do it as a hobby, some people do it for a living and some people do it because they believe it is the best way to ensure that the food they’re eating is the freshest and healthiest food available. But I also happen to  Continue Reading »

Magazine Mondays: Food & Wine, November 2006

Written on October 21, 2007 at 9:00 pm, by

For the second edition of Magazine Mondays (oooh – this is so exciting!) I decided to finally put the November 2006 issue of Food & Wine magazine out of its misery. This particular issue has been languishing in my magazine basket for almost a year thanks to two recipes that I’ve wanted to try, but  Continue Reading »

Beautiful Indeed … Cream of Tomato Soup

Written on March 31, 2006 at 11:07 pm, by

March 31st already! It’s been a great month of cooking and baking. I’m so very happy with my choice for Flavour of the Month:  Paulette Mitchell’s A Beautiful Bowl of Soup. With Mitchell’s fantastic recipe, I learned how to make something new. Something I’d never tried before:  an incredible vegetable stock. Hands down, that is  Continue Reading »

Pass the Onions

Written on March 28, 2006 at 9:58 am, by

Whenever people ask me how many cookbooks I have, and I give the usual noncommital reply, the next question is always, "Why do you have so many?" I’m not exactly sure why, to be honest. All I know is that when I come across a cookbook that I like, I feel an almost immediate bond  Continue Reading »

I Dream of Red Lentils

Written on March 19, 2006 at 6:34 pm, by

There is a scene early on in the charming French movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, where the main character plunges her hand into a sack of green lentils. As her hand slides into the cool mound of lentils, the camera cuts to her face, which is glowing. You can almost feel her sense of  Continue Reading »

Taking Stock

Written on March 7, 2006 at 11:32 pm, by

"Memory … is the diary that we all carry about with us." (Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900) These days, it seems that thoughts of food are never far from my mind. Whether it’s the long subway ride to work and back, a quiet  moment or two during the the work day, or those still moments just before  Continue Reading »