Broken Meatball Minestrone (An Early Fall Soup)

Today was a soup day. The clear, bright skies of yesterday were transformed today into an ongoing shower of cold, driving rain. The tired aches of a long week, sniffly noses, and dismal weather meant our family was in need of some serious comfort food. I wanted something hearty, but healthy and full of vegetables; something rich and flavorful, […]

Pear Crumble with Lemon and Nutmeg

Pears are often an overlooked fruit. Preceded by the prized peach, and competing with what might be the most popular fruit, the apple, pears tend to get little recognition. They can stunningly sweet when ripe, and are lovely in desserts, compotes, or chutneys, They can lend a subtle, sweet note to otherwise savory dishes as well. Not only do I absolutely love pears, they inevitably bring me […]