Mini Polenta Vegetable Pizzas

Mini Polenta Vegetable Pizzas

This is great recipe to make when you want something easy, but just a little different for dinner. It takes a few steps so you need to plan ahead, but all the steps are really very simple. First you need to make a batch of polenta over the stovetop. You take 4 cups of stock or water and boil it with one cup of polenta, plus 1 TB. of olive oil and 1 teas. of salt. Simmer and stir for about 7 - 10 minutes or until thick. When it is ready, drop…
A Series of Small fabric Works of Art

A Series of Small fabric Works of Art

I am in the process of working on a series of small fabric works of art, inspired by Louise Bourgeois. Each one is 12" x 12". The idea is to show them on the wall in a group that all work together as one large work of art. I plan to display them in the new house in the Hamptons when the project is complete. Each square work of art is made of fabrics that I have collected in a mostly neutral color palette. Natural and handmade fabrics appeal to me and I…
Roasted Carrot, Celery and Ginger Soup

Roasted Carrot, Celery and Ginger Soup

This is a nice healthy soup to make if you happen to have fresh carrots in the fridge. An immersion blender stick (these are really handy tools to have), food processor or a blender, make it very easy. It's warming on a cold day and has the benefit of being chock full of beta-carotene and lots of vitamins and minerals that are good for you. Serve it with a fresh green salad and whole grain toast or crackers. Ingredients: Roast in a oven at 375 degrees: (about 15 minutes or until soft) :…
One Dish Quinoa with Veggies and Crispy Garbanzos

One Dish Quinoa with Veggies and Crispy Garbanzos

I like to make a batch of quinoa every week to have on hand for making a quick meal. It really is a "super food" loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals. This one dish meal starts with cooked quinoa. (follow directions on the box) Finely chop and saute in olive oil any vegetables that you have in the fridge. In this case I used red pepper, brussel sprouts, red onion & yams. (This recipe is so easy you don't really need a real recipe, just throw in what you have around, in the…
Fennel, Orange and Radish Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Fennel, Orange and Radish Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a refreshing and colorful salad. It is a nice way to use the beautiful oranges that are available in the markets this time of year. It used to be that you could only find navel oranges in most grocery stores, but now it is easy to find blood oranges and cara cara oranges which are so pretty! Ingredients: fennel - thinly sliced greens (used pea shoots, but any fresh greens will work) red onion thinly sliced and chopped into pieces radishes thinly sliced Sprinkle with pistachios or slivered almonds & dried…