Eating


spoonful beef stew bowl
 On soup: “The transformation that occurs in the caldron is quintessential and wondrous, subtle and delicate.” – I Yin, 239 B.C.E. Spring is technically here although temperatures feel more like early summer than spring. But, hey, when is weather ever reasonable here in the Mid-Atlantic? In the seventies this week […]

Soup’s On, Souping’s In – Menu Mainstay Gets Fresh Treatment



Cacao beans and powder
On the food calendar, there are days for celebrating chocolate in various forms: dark (February 1; the whole month is devoted to chocolate and has multiple observance days), cake (January 27), candy (December 28), to name a few. This Friday, October 28, is a general yay-for-chocolate day. In recent years, […]

National Chocolate Day




Butternut squash recipe: spicy and nutty
As we move into autumn, squash moves into the forefront of seasonal cooking. A variety will grow quite well in Mid-Atlantic gardens. But the next thing, after they’re grown, is what to do with them. Most recipe sites offer soup, casseroles, or ravioli but I wanted something different. So, coming […]

Spiced Nutty Butternut Squash Recipe


mint smoothie in a glass
Smoothies are all about health, nutrition, and feeling good. For many, it’s a no-brainer to incorporate herbs into their smoothie for flavor and functionality. While in past centuries herbs were a common feature of medical texts, such has not been the case here in the US since the 19th century. So […]

Mint Smoothies




dandelions
Eat dandelions? Yes, and the nice thing is that 100% of the dandelion is edible! Historically, Europeans brought dandelions to America as a food crop but now it is considered to be one of the most annoying weeds plaguing the suburban lawn. Yet, a 55 gram serving of Dandelion contains […]

Eat Dandelions: 100% of the Dandelion is Edible