Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue
During these months, when pandemic cooking fatigue translates to suffering from daily burnout, I've found new habits that help make preparing three meals a day a little easier. My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen with tasty results that can carry us through a few meals. For me, this means prepping...


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Stuff, Roll & Simmer these Brussels Leaves

Stuff, Roll & Simmer these Brussels Leaves
Have you seen the thick stalks of brussels sprouts at your local farmers' market yet? This cold weather crop begins to appear at the end of October and crescendos in November, landing on Thanksgiving tables across America. While I love brussels sprout buds (yup, that's what they're called) halved or shaved...


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

These Trumpet Mushrooms Beg for Linguini

These Trumpet Mushrooms Beg for Linguini
I love to experiment with all varieties of mushrooms, especially in the winter when green markets can be short on enticing ingredients to spark new creations in my kosher kitchen. Since Seacoast Mushrooms became a weekly vendor at the Westport Farmers' Market, I've joined the throngs of 'shroom enthusiasts ...


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Springing Forward & a Few Observations

Springing Forward & a Few Observations
Springtime has sprung on the vines and on the fruit trees. While we're patiently waiting for piles of snow to melt in the shadiest corners of our yard, we're doing a daily walkabout and noticing signs of new growth. Delicate blush tinged buds are popping on our bent and gnarled apple trees. They're grouped...


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Zucchini Crisps & Lessons Learned Cooking with Tweens

Zucchini Crisps & Lessons Learned Cooking with Tweens
A few weeks ago I hosted three tweens in my kitchen for a series of cooking classes on various themes. The experience was so rich that it left me ruminating about the lessons I learned from three eleven year olds this summer. While we chopped, simmered, improvised, questioned and consulted with each other ...


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What’s Up at the Farmers’ Market?

What’s Up at the Farmers’ Market?

Contributed by Katy Morris There are so many things to love about the Westport Farmers’ Market and with the summer market opening last Thursday we were lucky to snatch a little time with Lori Cochran Dougall, Market Director, so she could TELL US MORE about this thriving local shopping and dining exper...



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nostalgic For Your Bubbe’s Recipe? Try this Cranberry Pear Tea Cake

Nostalgic For Your Bubbe’s Recipe? Try this Cranberry Pear Tea Cake

It’s all about love, comfort, joy and a celebration of family traditions at With Love From the Cupboard, a Westport, Connecticut based boutique-styled artisanal bakery full of delectable, heartwarming desserts. When she was a little girl, Chef and owner of With Love From the Cupboard, Nicole Peranick spe...



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ready, Stuff, Roll for Chanukah aka NOT your Nana’s Stuffed Cabbage

Ready, Stuff, Roll for Chanukah aka NOT your Nana’s Stuffed Cabbage

This is a fun and flavorful twist on classic Jewish stuffed cabbage. The brussel sprout leaves are easier to manage and do not need to be pre-cooked. Feel free to play with the seasoning, making it more Middle Eastern by adding additional Ras El Hanout or cumin.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Radical Roots and Cous Cous with Spring Veggies

Radical Roots and Cous Cous with Spring Veggies

Some days I’m pressed for time and speed shop through my farmers’ market, stopping only long enough to grab the goods and move on.  On more leisurely days, I meander from farmer to chef, getting the juice on what’s growing and cooking. 11994...



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Taking a Lunch Break in Aspen & Savory Veggie Tart

Taking a Lunch Break in Aspen & Savory Veggie Tart

What's for lunch after a morning of trying to remain upright in the Roaring Fork River while searching for trout?  or after a  strenuous bike ride or uphill hike in high altitude?  Aspen offers a wide range of healthy eats for those great lunches you are hankering for.  I suggest you check out the fo...