Stewed Red Cabbage with Apples and Potatoes

Stewed Red Cabbage with Apples and Potatoes

Cold weather calls for comfort food - warm, nourishing dishes that fill us up after days spent outdoors and inspire us to hunker down by the fire.  Unfortunately there is a misconception that comfort foods equal unhealthy foods, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth.  This stewed cabbage is absolutely packed with nutrients, yet still … [Read more...]

Three Herb Pesto with New Potatoes and Green Beans

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I'm officially obsessed with pesto!  It is one of my favorite things to make, is packed with nutrients, and literally tastes good on everything.  I begin the summer each year by making (and freezing) as much garlic scape pesto as possible, and then proceed to spend the summer making batches with all the other herbs I grow on my roof deck or find at … [Read more...]

Norwegian Cod Soup

Norwegian Cod Soup

Norway is known for its fish and we’ve been lucky enough to sample quite a bit of it while staying in a cabin, north of Bergen. There is a wonderful fish market in Bergen where every possible fish is on display.  While at the fish market we had a bowl of local salt cod soup.  It was wonderful and I decided to try and recreate it when we … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon with Potato Latkes

Smoked Salmon and Potato Latkes

We're heading to Scandinavia this week and I'm getting in the mood with smoked salmon and potato latkes!  Smoked salmon is one of my favorite sources of omega-3's and I try to eat it once a week if possible.  I often eat it on toast or a bagel, but occasionally I take the time to make potato latkes and it is oh so much better! My Mom's secret … [Read more...]

Swiss Fondue

Swiss Fondue

We're perched in the Swiss Alps looking out over breathtaking peaks.  In an effort to fully get into the spirit of Switzerland I decided to give fondue a try.  Amazingly I've never had fondue before and I've certainly never made it before.  It turned out to be quite easy, very tasty, and super rich.  I wouldn't suggest having it as a regular part … [Read more...]

Recreating the Bistro Salad

Recreating the Bistro Salad

I've been eyeing these delicious bistro salads that are served all over Paris.  They are the perfect antidote to rich food and have a fitting spring quality to them.  After tasting a few different varieties over the past few days I decided to try making my own.  It was wonderful! I used red leaf lettuce, mache, and parsley as my base of greens. … [Read more...]

Portuguese Fish Stew

Portuguese Fish Stew

I had a delicious fish stew while visiting family a few weeks ago and decided to try and recreate it at home.  It was different than the original stew, but equally tasty, and will definitely become a regular winter meal in our house.  There is something so comforting about warm soup on a cold night -- it just feels like the right thing to be eating … [Read more...]