Caramel Apple Scones

What do we all need after Halloween and before Thanksgiving? Caramel apple scone!  A sweet treat for breakfast, yes, we do need this. Why leave all all the caramel apples behind us?  Why wait for another treat until Turkey Day?  I think we should all eat good foods that treat us every day! I actually…

30 x 30 Challenge – Days 28 – 30

Day 28 – The garden provided my nature time today.  Weeding around the kale, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, onions and garlic and giving my perennial herbs their pre-winter haircut.  I harvested the rest of the parsley to replenish my dried supply for the winter.  Feeling – satisfied. Day 29 – Went for a run at…

Qormeh Sabzi (Green Vegetable and Beef Stew)

This was one of the first Persian dishes I ever ate, and it was in Geneva, Switzerland when I first met the man who was to become my father-in-law.  What a wonderful dish and a great way to start my relationship with a wonderful man!  It is still one of my favorite Persian dishes, but…

30 x 30 Challenge – Days 24 – 27

Day 24 -Back to normal life, well sort of.  Amtrak is shut down, so I had to drive to Philly.  So, no walk along the Wilmington Riverfront before my train.  But I did get to do a good bit of walking around UPenn.  I am surprised that one of the most lushly treed areas on…

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

I was having a friend over for lunch whom I had never cooked for before, so I wanted to make something interesting but light.  We were going kayaking after lunch, so I didn’t want anything heavy that would sit in our stomachs. I had  cauliflower in the fridge, so I made a version of the…

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Shout out to Kristin and her blog Iowa Girl Eats for this recipe!  It is fabulous! I made it when Arielle & Emily were home (for the hurricane) and the word “delicious” was heard several times during dinner.  I make a several different vegetarian lasagnas, but had never made one with butternut squash before.  The flavor…