Recipes (Vegan)

Butternut Squash Hummus Burgers (Recipe)

For the  past few months, we’ve been eating butternut squash (courge butternut or doubeurre in French) like it’s going out of style. And we should. In Europe, butternut squash is considered a légume ancien, that is, a forgotten vegetable. While winter squash are nowhere near being ignored in France today, the season will shortly be coming […]

Lentil Salads (Recipes)

It’s picnic time. That means I’m having fun making cold salads with fresh herbs and veggies from the local farmers’ market (or with whatever I have leftover in the fridge). This week, it’s been all about Puy lentils (French green lentils) and here are three tried-and-tested recipes. Why eat lentils? They’re fast and easy to […]

Savory Buckwheat Waffles (Recipe)

We ran out of white flour nearly a week ago and I’ve hardly noticed. I’m still on my buckwheat craze and am having way too much fun making pretty much everything, even waffles, out of it. I say “having way too much fun” because I’m not sure the level of indulgence in this recipe is […]

Ode to Oatmeal

Autumn is well on its way here in Paris. Most of the trees have turned yellow and winter veggies like squash, pumpkin, cabbage and Brussels sprouts have taken over the markets. That means oatmeal season has come to our house and I’ve been making lots of it lately. I tend to reserve it for calm, […]

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade (Recipe)

Since September, it’s been just plain busy around here: back to Paris, back to work, back to Sunday morning market (and all the colorful autumn veggies), back to self-imposed projects (like learning to print digital photographs – not as easy as I thought it would be – hanging new curtains and re-organizing our office space)… […]

Ratatouille (Recipe)

Even before moving to France, I began making ratatouille. For a while just out of college I worked with a young French woman from Provence. She had long blonde hair and wore tie-dyed skirts that nearly reached the ground. She’d only been in Santa Fe for a few months when we met and, like me, […]