December 3, 2018

Many people could not identify a quince either on a tree or in the produce aisle. Perhaps because its season is so brief or because many produce markets don’t have it available. I hope by sharing these recipes, you’ll familiarize yourselves with its subtle beauty and learn to share my deep appreciation for t...

September 9, 2016

From shrub to shrub...

A friend recently brought over some fresh clippings from her grape vines. Since I just recently started experimented with making both sweet and savory shrubs with the seasonal bounty of generous neighbors; these wonderful grapes are now in my fridge macerating with sugar waiting to be ad...

June 30, 2016

This is a gorgeous salad that Alison developed for the guests at The Reutlinger. Perfect for summer. Cool and refreshing with lots of protein and fresh produce from the garden.  Serves 8


32 oz. salmon or tuna fillet, skin off

¼ cup olive oil

2 lemons (juice and zest)

2 lbs. French green beans-Blan...

September 21, 2014

Try a hearty, traditional brisket for the High Holy Days.  This recipe is simple and practically cooks itself, letting the home chef focus on the many side dishes!


Portions: 25

Portion Size: 6 oz. cooked portion of beef



12.5 lbs. beef brisket

1 T. garlic powder

1 T. salt

2 tsp. grou...

September 15, 2014


This is the first in a series of featured recipes for the High Holy Days using foods traditionally associated with the season!  This recipe can be cut in half or quartered for smaller groups.


Portions: 24

Portion Size: 1/8th Chicken



2 ½ cups apricot jam

2 T. dry mustard

1/4 cup sherry vinegar

1/2 cup olive...

August 21, 2014

Dinner at the Abroad Writer's Conference in Lake Como, Italy

Serves 12


1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 dry bay leaf
2 whole cloves
Kitchen twine, for bouquet garni and tying the veal shanks
3 whole veal shanks (about 1 pound per shank), trimmed
Sea salt and freshly g...

October 18, 2013

It’s that time of year again - the holidays! Enjoy this recipe of Roasted Root Vegetables and Winter Squash with Wilted Greens for an Autumn dinner with family or a festive holiday meal.



(Serves 6 - 10)



Squash and roots:

1 lb assorted root vegetables (parsnip, carrot, yam)

1 lb winter squash (deli...

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