Hot & Sour Soup

My mom sent me this picture this morning. She went for a walk on the mountain overlooking my childhood home. It was so beautiful but so desolate at the same time. In the winter in Maine, there really isn’t such a thing as a fresh vegetable. Everything is shipped thousands of miles. Yes, the peppers…

Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

I don’t make many desserts. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I do love making a good dessert for friends. As much as I seem to write only recipes about pie, I only really make desserts when I am having guests or want to write about something sweet. This particular cake I made…

Manhattan Clam Chowder

While some people were watching the Superbowl, I was, as usual, thinking of food. I used to watch every football game I could find but since I moved to Hawaii, the games are just too early in the day to peak my interest. Coffee and football just isn’t the same as beer and football. Without…