Category: winter

Hello, and Happy Almost Christmas!  Have you made your lists and checked them twice??  As per usual, Christmas snuck right up on me, while I was busy lighting Hanukkah candles and being showered with tons of incredible birthday love. At the ripe old age of 39, I can tell you one thing for certain, I […]

Well, it’s already February, and I haven’t even wished you a Happy New Year.  What a slacker!!!  Happy New Year, my friends!  I hope your holidays were spectacular and that you’ve welcomed this brand new year with gusto.  I wonder if you’re sticking to your resolutions… I’ve been happily busy cooking for clients these last […]

As I was running errands today, I couldn’t get home fast enough.  I was hungry and overly eager to break into my quart-sized container of Matzoh Ball Soup from The General Muir. So simple and satisfying.  This bowl of pure chicken broth goodness, and that one imperfectly-shaped, fluffy, tender matzoh ball, brought back about a […]

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a fun, no-frills way to do something different with potatoes and cabbage to serve with (or without) your corned beef.  And it won’t even stink up your house!  This Lucky Hash utilizes fresh, local kohlrabi and rutabaga from Le Tre Lune.  Farmers Lauren and Luca can always […]

The smells of pot roast are taunting me.  And they will continue to do so for the next four hours!!!!!  Upon request, I wanted to share the straight-up recipe for said pot roast.  There are tons of variations that could be made- coating the meat in flour before searing, fancying-up the seasoning, adding bay leaves, […]

I don’t know the origin of the expression, “Mind your own beeswax,” but that’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately.  Minding my beeswax, er business.  The Universe has sort of forced me to.  It’s easy for me to pour myself fully into the operational side of Plan to Plate, searching for creative ways to utilize […]

Yesterday, my tiny town of Decatur, Georgia was flooded with love and admiration.  Yes, it was Valentine’s Day, and plenty of people donned red outfits and bought balloons, flowers, and chocolates for their sweethearts.  But there was a lit-tle something else brewing in our progressive community that caused many folks to wear blue. President Barack […]

Well, helllloooo, February!  So far, you are just as confusing weather-wise as January was.  Some days are sunny and 70 degrees, and then I find myself wrapped up in blankets, wearing my snuggly winter hat.  It’s no wonder that the flu and various strains of colds have been going round and round.  What this translates […]

Hot Damn!  I’ve got a surprise day off, and my body is thankful!  You know, I’m not as young as I used to be, and cooking multiple meals for several families on the same day is a pretty intense workout.  Sometimes, I create three soups in one cooking spree, and I’m at a point where […]

That’s right, people.  Bouncing back is just what I am doing today.  From what, you ask?  From several punches in the gut, courtesy of January 2013. 1.  I’ve been sick this week.  My nose was stuffed and running at the same time.  My ears, clogged.  And my brain, foggy.  I self-medicated with loads of soup, […]