Parsnip Soup

Photo by Judith Hausman Carrots can be boring; try some parsnips this spring instead! Signs of spring are sprouting: crocus and daffodil greens poking through the snow, hopping robins and birdsong in the air, longer days and ice-free ponds. And yet, a few more soups can still be enjoyed from last season’s root vegetables before […]

Winter Sweets: Sweet, Natural Bread

Photo by Judith Hausman Winter sweets don’t have to be candy; this squash and apricot bread proves it. January is supposed to be a time of dietary atonement. Annually, all around the nation, people step on sales after the holiday cookies and grimace. Despite the cold that nudges us toward cozier, heavier foods, we are […]

New Year’s Lamb Stew

Photo by Judith Hausman With added North African spices, this stew is full of flavor. A meal for the new year, I think, should be comforting on one hand (What happened to 2012?) but also enlivening and piquant (What’s going to happen in 2013?) on the other. My friend and great cook, Debbie, served this […]

Recipe: Warm Sweet-Potato Salad

You’re bound to have a little extra of something from your garden, so why not use them to make this warm, sweet-potato salad?