Month: December 2017

December 31, 2017 CarolAnn

I’ve served this chili to family, and at gatherings large and small. Most everyone loves it. There are always several requests for the recipe! It is also very quick and simple to prepare. Makes about 3 quarts, 16 cups, or 10 12-ounce bowls. Easily halved or doubled. It freezes very well. Carol’s ChiliI’ve served this…

December 28, 2017 CarolAnn

How the Foods We Eat Affect the Planet Climate scientists increasingly focus on food production as a source of heat-trapping gases. How is food one of the key factors in an environmental crisis that threatens the basis of life on earth?How is the environment affected by the foods we eat and the food system that…

December 27, 2017 CarolAnn

What’s your favorite kind of cake? How about carrot cake with cream cheese frosting? During her pregnancy, my friend Monika had a craving for carrot cake. Now, Monika is the chef-owner of theThai Thani in Norwood, Massachusetts; and a very fine chef. So, naturally, she was seeking the very best of the best cakes. Friends…

December 18, 2017 CarolAnn

Food and love are inexorably linked. Food really is love. Take advantage of that bond. Show your love with food. Food Really Is Love In the symbolic and metaphoric sense of the word, food is a gift from the heavens. Food is delicious. Food is pleasurable. Food can make us feel good. Eating nourishing food,…

December 16, 2017 CarolAnn

Make a garden green pea soup that really tastes fresh — as fresh as these beautiful green peas look! As you might expect, the star ingredient in garden green pea soup is green peas. Potatoes, carrots, and scallions compliment the peas. And the addition of cream cheese boosts the fresh taste, adding its own tangy…

December 12, 2017 CarolAnn

Dining with our dogs?! Good idea or not? Dogs are charming dining companions. But are we spoiling our dogs when we invite them to share our food?  And is people food even good for dogs? Is Your Dog Spoiled? Are you concerned that allowing your dogs on the furniture and feeding them people food equals…

December 9, 2017 CarolAnn

Whatever the job, the right tools can make all the difference. The right cooking tools can make you a better, happier cook. They can save you time and frustration, and help you achieve better results. My kitchen is on the small side, with just enough storage for everything. And I am a minimalist at heart…

December 6, 2017 CarolAnn

This apple butternut squash soup is simply delicious. Pair it with the cheese crostini for a simple supper you will love! Apple Butternut Squash Soup with Crostini Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar IngredientsFor Soup1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into about 12 pieces2 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered2…

December 3, 2017 CarolAnn

Most coleslaw recipes share a pretty standard set of possible ingredients. And yet most coleslaw recipes are just not that good. It’s taken considerable experimentation, but I have finally created this recipe for really good coleslaw. Enjoy! Really Good ColeslawIt’s taken considerable experimentation, but I have finally created this recipe for really good coleslaw. Enjoy!Author:…