Homemade Herby Goat Cheese

Homemade Herby Goat Cheese

Making your own goat cheese might sound complicated and time consuming but I was happy to find it’s easy-peasy. No toodle to the health food store for cheese-making rennet required (unless that health food store sells raw goat milk like mine). It only requires whole goat milk, lemon juice, a food thermometer and a little … Continue reading

Fennel and Coriander Roasted Pork Belly with Crispy Crackling

Fennel and Coriander Roasted Pork Belly with Crispy Crackling

I was lucky to live in England during an exciting culinary time which saw the renaissance of traditionally cheap cuts of meat. Lamb necks and breasts, shin of beef, offal, pork and lamb shoulders and pork belly were en vogue, and pretty easy to come by at most butcher shops. On recent visits, I’ve noticed … Continue reading

Dover Sole with Butter and Capers

Dover Sole with Butter and Capers

Delicate, flaky Dover Sole baked with butter and caper berries is a classic quick dinner. The nutritional value of fish cannot be emphasized enough. We have all heard and read about the miracle of fish and krill oils — the positive effect omega 3 fats have on our vascular system, joint health, immunity and brain … Continue reading

Zucchini and Pancetta Pancakes

Zucchini and Pancetta Pancakes

For the greater part of my life, I thought Italian food was heavy, overcooked pasta laden with oily melted cheeses and super sweet tomato sauce. Che tragedia! My only links to “Italian food” in my Southern California hometown were restaurants like Olive Garden, so I avoided what I believed to be Italian food at all … Continue reading


Almanzo’s Chicken with Apples ‘n’ Onions

I just finished re-reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy, and oh me, oh my, the descriptions of the meals the Wilder family enjoyed is enough to make anyone salivate! Book three of the Little House collection, Farmer Boy documents Laura’s husband, Almanzo Wilder’s childhood in New York State. The Wilder family was a study in … Continue reading