Pappardelle with Caramelized Fennel & Roasted Tomatoes

Pappardelle with Caramelized Fennel & Roasted Tomatoes

My husband loves pasta, so every now and then I surprise him with a big bowl of it for dinner. I usually try to add lots of vegetables to make it more interesting and healthier - (at least for me). This combination got a lot of compliments from him! I used fresh ribbon pasta and cooked it according to the directions. (Make as little or as much as you might want). Pasta Ribbons with Caramelized Fennel & Roasted Tomatoes 2-4 servings Pasta cooked to al dente (keep warm) 1 fennel cut into thin…
My Love for Handmade Ceramics

My Love for Handmade Ceramics

I think I have always had a fondness for handmade pottery. Or maybe it came about by the fact that my brother, Gordon, has been making handmade ceramic tiles for over 30 years in Pt. Reyes California. He has a company called www.blueslidearttile.com  where he creates beautiful hand glazed tiles for the kitchen and bath. I have used his tiles in the bathrooms, kitchens and fireplaces in my various homes over the years.  Each time I move it is one of the most difficult things to part with! From a NYC apartment, to an…
Red Peppers Stuffed with Squash

Red Peppers Stuffed with Squash

Stuffed peppers are an easy and savory vegetarian dish to make for dinner. I love the sweetness and flavor of red peppers as compared to green ones. You can use a variety of vegetables to stuff them with, but I had some butternut squash and some zucchini. A little chopped onion, fresh herbs, croutons and a topping of grated cheese makes these really delicious! Red Peppers Stuffed with Squash 2 servings 2 large red peppers - sliced in half (remove seeds) 1 - 1/2 cups butternut squash - chopped into bite-size pieces 1/2…
Savory Steel Cut Oats with Vegetables & Red Beans

Savory Steel Cut Oats with Vegetables & Red Beans

The holidays are finally over and things are returning to normal! I am back in the city after spending New Year's in the Hamptons and I want to return to my healthy eating habits.  I am in the mood for lots of vegetables and grains. So I decided to try a savory one-dish meal using steel cut oats instead of rice or couscous. They are chewy and delicious, and go well with vegetables even though you usually associate them with fruit for breakfast. This is an easy dish that can combine any mix…