Eat better, live well

cropped-star_of_anise.jpgHaving spent a few more hours than planned in airports these past few days, I found it tempting to reach for sweets and entirely-too-salty snacks. I’m grateful to be out of range of the temptations and home in the Hudson Valley. Eat better and live well in your new year. Read more in my latest article on Health Matters.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or