Main Dish

Chicken Salad With Cashews And Grapes

This recipe has saved us a number of times on volleyball and debate weekends and family picnics. Easy to double and triple, it became a [...]

By |2020-05-28T23:03:41+00:00May 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Grilled Ratatouille With Basil Vinaigrette

Summer cooking at its best is easy, colorful and uncomplicated.  Ratatouille makes the most of the season’s vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.  This grilled [...]

By |2020-05-21T21:48:11+00:00May 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very [...]

By |2020-05-20T16:18:09+00:00May 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Summer Gumbo

Gumbo - Another one of Clara's favorite dishes, gumbo starts showing up in my kitchen when the summer garden starts to explode and well into the cooler fall and winter [...]

By |2020-04-30T21:23:33+00:00April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Sesame Soba Noodles

Sesame Soba Noodles - This simple sesame noodle recipe is fabulous eaten slightly chilled during a hot summer day. You can use soba or udon noodles, whichever you prefer. I [...]

By |2020-04-20T23:43:08+00:00April 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Mini Herb Or Fruit Clafoutis

Clafoutis, a dish popularized by Julia Child, are easy to make and endless in variety (see notes). Just think of them as mini quiches without the crust. They can be [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:51:15+00:00April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking.  [...]

By |2020-03-14T17:32:43+00:00March 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Clara’s Favorite Five Onion Soup

I lucked out – my daughter loves onions. In fact it is her second most requested soup besides miso. The onion family is large and [...]

By |2020-03-14T17:10:33+00:00March 14th, 2020|0 Comments