Red Wine Cake with Poached Pears

Sophisticated, seasonal and simple: I love this combination of fruit, chocolate and wine. The tawny pears turn garnet when poached in red wine, and the same red wine in the cake makes it glossy and just sweet enough. A sprinkle of confectioners sugar might be a pretty garnish, but the cake needs no thick frosting […]

The Wait

Photo by Judith Hausman I used leftover chicken and a combination of vegetables to make this late-winter pot pie. TheĀ very first blog entry I posted as the Hungry Locavore was about the eating doldrums of late winter. And here we are again. The winter vegetables have lost their charm, only the pachysandra has managed to […]