While the late spring snow and icy rain fell outside, and then the dry winds blew across Synderville basin, the radish seeds I planted in March sprouted and grew inside my small greenhouse. I have two beautiful containers full of radishes & their greens - Easter Eggs radishes and French Breakfast radishes.
Now it is time to play in the kitchen .... Read More
What would you make if a friend gave you a bucketful of goose eggs? My friend raises chickens, ducks and geese. He can easily sell the chicken and duck eggs but has a difficult time finding buyers for the goose eggs. My first project - Goose Egg Ravioli! Read More
Snow keeps falling and I am cooking warm, cozy soups and braises. These are dishes that cook slowly on the stovetop or oven, release delicious aromas throughout my home and help to keep it warm. Read More
Every Christmas I go a little crazy baking cookies. I am pretty sure that I am trying to recreate memories of baking Christmas cookies with my mom. This year it was quite clear that my baking ventured down memory lane. My mother (baby in the wicker buggy), grew up in a flat above her father's (man with the mustache) bakery on Michigan Ave in Chicago. Read More
When I was about six years old the local grocery store, Alexander's, had a Brookdale ice cream counter where sometimes after shopping my mom would buy me an ice cream cone. My favorite was this lovely lavender grape sherbet. Read More