Monthly Archives: May 2009

Leek and Potato Soup with Watercress

Peppery, bright green watercress adds a touch of spring to a classic soup. If you can make this the night before it’s needed, so much the better, as the flavors improve from standing overnight.

Leafy Greens of Spring

The distinct flavors of leafy vegetables such as arugula, sorrel, watercress, and others can be an invigorating treat for palates grown accustomed to the mild roots and squashes abundant in the cold season. Most spring greens are tender enough to use uncooked or very lightly steamed—all the better to showcase their clean, fresh flavors. Explore […]

enLIGHTened by Jessica Berger Gross

EnLIGHTened: How I Lost 40 pounds with a Yoga Mat, Fresh Pineapple, and a Beagle-Pointer* by Jessica Berger Gross (Skyhorse Publishing, NY) is perfect bedside fare, easy on the eyes and relaxing to read. The author chronicles her long struggle with up-and-down weight, from childhood into early adulthood.