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Seasonal Transformation: Summer into Fall into Spring Again

Summer of 2015 was all about tomatoes for me: the forty-some volunteer tomato plants sprang from seeds of fallen tomatoes I planted last spring. They grew, blossomed, played host to myriad aphids and, in spite of that, produced more tomatoes than I have ever had to work with, mostly cherry tomatoes and a drying variety called Principe Borghese. 1,030 more words

Crackling Brownie Meringues

Passover… nobody ever gets excited when it’s time for dessert, right? Until now. The contrast of the chocolaty goodness and crispy and chewy meringue on the top is out of this world. 332 more words

Hearty Vegetarian: Thai Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Spring days bring a sense of renewal and ease that I find refreshing. I catch myself humming happily as I putter in the garden outside. There’s something primal about working the earth to prepare for the planting season. 478 more words

Karen Pavone

Apple crumble cake

Spring is slowly approaching, even here in Berlin. In between grey and rainy days there are glimpses of the earliest colorful flowers detectable as well as the warmth of the first few sunny afternoons. 348 more words


Chicken-Veggie Pot Pie

Chicken-Veggie Pot Pie

Yields one 9 inch pie


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, diced,

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced small… 255 more words

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Bone Broth for Comfort and Healing

Dearest readers,

Those of you who follow my posts regularly may have noted an uncharacteristic silence in the past two weeks. My temporary hiatus from blogging came on the heels of receiving some unexpected and sobering news.  1,143 more words

Karen Pavone

Valentine's day cupcakes: Red velvet with a sweet coconut frosting

Ever since the hype around red velvet cakes came up (a looong time ago), I had been intrigued to try them out. The fact that every recipe used huge amounts of food coloring made the whole thing a little less appealing to me though. 677 more words