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, […]

Happy Curry Chowder (Recipe)

I’ve been feeling just plain happy lately. One of the reasons must surely be the sunshine that has finally come to Paris. Another reason dawned on me yesterday morning in yoga. It was the first time I’d taken an official class from my younger sister (living-room yoga during her training doesn’t count). The experience itself […]

Spelt, Carrot and Parsnip Cake (Recipe)

Most baked goods (like cookies) taste best right out of the oven. Carrot cake, however, always seems to get better over a few days. I wanted to try my hands at making a healthy cake (or is it more of a bread?) that I could eat either for breakfast or as a mid-day energy snack. […]

Heritage Minestrone (Recipe)

The second part of this post is all about the minestrone soup I made after this Sunday’s farmers’ market. First though, I want to tell you about last weekend and the “Journées européennes du patrimoine” (or, European Heritage Days). I had already re-scheduled (note RE-scheduled) an eye appointment for Saturday afternoon, and Sébastien was set […]

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Recipe)

Even the day after, I’m still enamored with this dipand can’t keep from smothering crispy flat breads with it. I was at the library yesterday, around 4pm, trying to get some research done and couldn’t stop thinking about how hungry I was. It’s obvious, one shouldn’t go to the library hungry – especially when one […]