Monthly Archives: October 2010

Mixed Greens with Apples, Carrots, and Pickled Beets

Here’s a simple, colorful salad of mixed greens with crunchy carrots, tart apples, and pickled beets that harmonizes well with everyday or holiday meals and adds little hands-on prep time.

Apples: Varieties and Benefits

Fall pleasures abound in New York’s Hudson Valley, where I make my home: Crisp days, cool nights, dazzling foliage, pumpkins on the roadside. I love all these autumn touchstones, but one of my fondest memories is of apple-picking outings with my kids when they were young. We returned home with barrels of apples to cook […]

West African-Style Peanut and Okra Stew

This peanut and okra stew is a westernized version of a typical African dish, made in various ways around the continent. I first made this stew as part of an “African feast” at my son’s school some years ago in conjunction with a class project. Privately, I doubted that any of the kids, then third […]