Small Pleasures: all that skating

The only sport I follow is figure skating — thirty some years.  So the U.S. Figure Skating Championships count big for me. I recorded it all and meted out watching over the week. This weekend, I forgot for most of it that the Super Bowl was happening and didn’t know who was playing. Nope, the […]

Butternut Squash Pear Soup–Heaven in a Bowl

I have all three of Anna Thomas’s Vegetarian Epicure books and all have recipes that figure regularly in my cooking repertoire.  The one I almost always keep on hand is Butternut Squash Pear Soup from her New Vegetarian Epicure*.  Made a double batch last week and am thrilled to have a big supply in my freezer. I’m […]

Thanksgiving – dressing update

A few years ago I posted my Thanksgiving menu with recipes; all of them tweaked to reflect a no wheat no dairy diet.  I’ve tweaked the dressing a bit more, so thought I’d give an update. The original dressing recipe came from Barefoot Contessa. I first tweaked it by using gluten-free stuffing cubes from Whole […]

Chocolate Coma Avocado Mousse/Pudding

Been doing some tweaking to the basic chocolate avocado mousse recipe with which I began (see previous post).  Think I’ve got it.  Now if you’re a health food purist, my tweaks may not be healthy enough for you though I don’t think there’s anything terrible in here.  But this is SO chocolate-y and yummy.  Because […]

Successful birthday, more great food and lovely visits

The birthday lunch (Mom’s 89th) at Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor was a big success.  Mom’s old friends Ann and Jim joined us.  As usual, I spaced out about taking pictures.  So you’ll have to take my word for it that the watermelon salad, salmon pasta and lemon chicken were gorgeous… and SO tasty.  A […]

Eating our way through Flint

When I started working on today’s pictures I realized it looks like we just spend our vacation eating.  Though we both love great food and restaurants and we look forward to our favorite places here we do other things as well. Today’s main event besides eating was a visit to the Flint Institute of the […]