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Blackberry crumb cake

Every year I more or less patiently wait for the blackberry season to start. I get excited when the first berries begin to ripen and then suddenly the whole bush explodes.

Aug 20, 2016 03:15 PM | Read more

Beans and zucchini on the summer table

It took a while for our garden to start producing, but now the zucchini are growing like crazy and the beans are ripe.

Jul 31, 2016 12:50 PM | Read more

Summer hiking: Alpstein

Finally all the rain and unseasonably cool weather passed and on the first weekend it was actually sunny and dry we donned our hiking boots and headed to the mountains.

Jul 20, 2016 01:05 PM | Read more

Ode to Artichokes

My love affair with artichokes began when I was very small. I can't remember a time I didn't eat them.

Jul 02, 2016 01:05 PM | Read more

Girona, Spain

Girona is known to have one of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe and I was happy for a chance to explore it.

Jun 19, 2016 05:35 PM | Read more


This spring, I finally fulfilled my dream of traveling to the Emerald Isle, where we spent two wonderful weeks exploring as much as possible.

Jun 12, 2016 10:15 PM | Read more

Plate to Plate: Lentil Hummus

Our eighth Plate to Plate challenge is a lovely dip for any time of the year, but perfect for spring and summer when fresh vegetables are available.

May 23, 2016 07:35 AM | Read more

Wild garlic hummus

The first spring greens have arrived and have been happily greeted in my kitchen.

Apr 09, 2016 06:27 PM | Read more

A winter trip to Rome

In February I spent 5 days in the "Eternal City" walking around and gazing at objects I had only read about or seen pictures of.

Mar 12, 2016 12:20 PM | Read more

End of winter salad

After lots and lots of root vegetables, by the end of winter I'm hungry for fresher things.

Mar 04, 2016 10:20 AM | Read more

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