Zucchini Noodles

This week’s Market on the Move box had both crookneck squash and zucchini, which gave me a craving for noodles made out of zucchini.  Besides being gluten-free, for those who do not tolerate wheat products, it’s also a guilt-free dish.  You don’t have to worry about going back for a second serving, because it’s just…

Alternative Ratatouille

Ratatouille is the epitome of comfort food for a chilly day, which we occasionally have in Tucson.  When it drops below 70 degrees, Tucsonans pull out their winter coats and heavy blankets.  It was a little chilly out on Sunday, so I was in the mood for a warm dish with lots of vegetables.  Four…

Silly Dinner: Banana Pancakes

When Logan was about five years old she had a sleep-over at my aunt’s house.  When I was that age, my sister and I would do all kinds of silly things when we slept over at her house, like sneaking candy into bed with us and hiding it under the pillow (actually, that was just…

Cold-fighting Soup

This week Logan was sent home from school with “the crud,” which is not the flu, but the other cold or virus that is going around.  Congested, fever, low energy… you get the idea.  My Grandma Lil always said, “Chicken soup is the best penicillin in the world.”  Logan being a vegetarian, I had to…

Matzo Balls and Memories

Youth volunteers learning how to make matzo balls Today’s blog is inspired by this afternoon’s Handmaker Youth Leadership Team event, during which Chef Dave taught youth and residents how to make matzo balls for Handmaker’s famous chicken soup with matzo balls.  At Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, matzo ball soup is not only served…

Tips and a Title

I love browsing through cookbooks.  In my own cookbook collection you can tell which recipes are my favorites by which pages are the most stained with food spills.  I also have pencil marks up and down the margins for ingredient quantities, as I usually double or triple recipes when I make them.   When I am…

Coffee Talk

I go through morning coffee phases.  I always grind my own beans, I never buy ground coffee.  Sometimes I prep the coffee maker the night before and set the timer, sometimes I’ll wait to put the coffee on until I wake up.  Once in a while, I’ll make the “Martha Stewart Latte,” which I learned…