Category Archives: Foodess

Sea Scallops with Lemon Risotto & Buttery Pan~Seared Artichokes

 Ode to the Artichoke The soft~hearted artichoke put on its warrior suit and, straight-backed, built a little dome. Underneath its scales, it was impenetrable. Right next to it crazed vegetables bristled and twisted themselves into creepers, cattails, or histrionic bulbs. Beneath the earth slumbered red~whiskered carrots, the earth sucked dry the vines that draw wine… Read More »

Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese

This tomato soup is one of our family’s favorites.  It cooks in the slow-cooker which makes it a favorite of mine.  The vermouth adds such a wonderful flavor and don’t be stingy with the dried tarragon.  Using a hand-held immersion blender, once the soup has finished cooking, also saves time {check out the one I… Read More »

Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn

Sunday dinners are different.  More often than not, the table is set in the dining room, flowers and candles dress the tabletop, dinner starts a bit earlier and we linger around the table a little longer, savoring a meal as well as the last few moments of the weekend.  But one of the greatest gifts,… Read More »