Recipes

Vegetable Soup Fix

Soup is the only answer to the holiday binging.  And a vegetable soup must restore some semblance of health and balance.  Right? Even without flax or Chia or any other supplemental nutrient?  The vegetables are nutrients themselves – right? Sometimes size does matter.  My friend Bob likes the vegetables in soup the size that Campbells soup dictated.  I like them in chunks determined by my Eastern European heritage and grandparents who liked them looking hearty and meaty even though the meat was missing.
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The Thanksgiving Color Up!

Did you notice that Thanksgiving is mostly white, brown, and beige? This year I am choosing to make the part of the meal that adds the spark of color.
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Jammy Baked Apples

The weather in Boston turned cold suddenly.  I was under the happy illusion that we would continue with balmy summery days.  Until now.  So with apples at the farmer’s markets and a move towards baking mixing up some concoction to bake my haul from the market was a natural.  And with jam on hand and my love of tree nuts I came up with a delicious sweet and warm baked apple.
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Raspberry Lime Martini

A little decadence is a good thing. Keeps life interesting. But when I think about jam that word does not come into play. Until now.
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Jam Filled Muffins

I love surprises. Let me change that.  I love good surprises.  And when a surprise is food related I can’t say enough to cheer about it. 
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Delicious Raspberry Crostata

A crostata is one of the easiest —yet most impressive— desserts. In Italy, a crostata is served in the morning with coffee and sometimes at the end of the day for a late afternoon sugary lift.
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