All Things Fall 2016

All Things Fall 2016

I am excited for All Things Fall 2016, a favorite cooking class with all new recipes, featuring the best of what this season has to offer.  We will prepare a complete meal with a variety of local vegetables and fruits that we’ve waited all summer for. The cooking and eating together takes place in a comfortable home setting and is designed to … Read More

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing

Winter Greens Salad with Tahini Dressing
Our Christmas holiday exploded with family, good food and lots of laughter.  So grateful we were able to congregate for a solid stretch of time over the last 2 weeks of December.  The Portland and Nashville gangs took turns staying in any one of our 3 homes, here in our hometown.  The day they all left, it got awfully quiet ... Read More

Pear Crumble Pie

Pear Crumble Pie
I was first introduced to this pie during my young mom stay- at- home with our kids stage.  A dear friend had dropped by with this confection - for no reason, and it was still warm - fresh out of the oven. Surely she was thinking I would share with my family but, this Pear Crumble Pie was love at ... Read More

Baby Greens with Grilled Balsamic Pears

Baby Greens with Grilled Balsamic Pears

Continuing on with the theme of enjoying seasonably lighter meals, this recipe was calling out to me, adapted from Clean Eating by Terry Walters. Her rendition included an avocado in the salad and minced shallots in the dressing.  I had neither on hand so I substituted what I did have on hand which was minced red onion and sliced cukes along with some … Read More

Maple Poached Pears

Maple Poached Pears

It’s apple and pear season in this corner of the world, offering endless inspiration for the kitchen table. Here is another favorite from Terry Walters cookbook, Clean Food.   This simple and light dessert uses fresh pears and turns them into a delicate, satisfying treat with little fuss.  The smell of Fall fills your house while it simmers on the stove.  Serve these alone in a pool of their … Read More

Pear Cranberry and Gingersnap Crumble (refined sugar and dairy free)

Pear Cranberry and Gingersnap Crumble

Not too long ago, I happened upon this recipe from long time inspirational food blog the Smitten Kitchen.  It looked way too delish to pass up simply because of the butter and refined white sugar, so I  tweaked it easily enough without compromising on flavor and texture!!  The result was amazingly yummy, a crowd pleaser…holiday or everyday!  Browsing the shelves of our local natural foods store, I found … Read More