Chilled Cucumber and Yogurt Soup (w/fresh Dill & Mint)

Good food and good-for-you food need not be complicated or expensive. Patricia Wells’ Chilled Cucumber Soup exemplifies this truth to a “T”. Last summer while attending her week-long cooking class in Provence, one of the many soups we enjoyed was the Crème de Concombre à L’Anethe et à la Menthe (Chilled Cucumber and Yogurt Soup […]

Herbes de Provence Fougasse with Crackling or Olives

The first time I tasted Provençal fougasse was just outside Gordes (sitting outside on this terrasse at my vacation rental in a lovely little quiet hamlet during apéro time (aka an aperitif) with a glass of rosé, pistachios and olives from Provence. In a word – perfect. The bread’s density offers a simple abundance of […]

Playing with Spring Vegetables & Pasta

When the spring vegetables become available at the farmer’s market, I just want to do a little happy dance. Usually the winters have been long, and so we all have been patiently waiting for the produce that is truly candy for the eyes. It becomes hard to choose which vegetables to purchase for the week, […]