Roasted Butternut Pear Soup

Fall is all around us. Seems like just yesterday I was talking about seeing the change of produce at the farmers market and getting excited to usher in fall flavors. Now Halloween is over, the clocks have been set back an hour and we are already working through the first week of November. What better…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 6

Each time we gather, the night seems to take on a unique form. How can it not though? Every week we face different challenges and joys, triumphs and losses. We bring all of that to the table. Sometimes it creates celebration. Other times, heavy hearts. But we do it together and we remember we are…

Dinner & Discussion, Week 2

The second gathering has a way of flowing much better than the first. Not just in how we planned and rolled out dinner but also in the conversation around the table. The group is starting to warm up to each other and we are all starting to get a little more comfortable with the material…

Carrot Coconut Soup

This is one of those soups. One of those soups that not only nourishes but tantalizes the taste buds. It’s thick and leaves you feeling well fed. I stumbled upon this back in January when I was looking for something new to do with carrots. Soup sounded like a good option but I wanted a…

Parsnip, Apple, Ginger, Soup

Back in early November I pulled out my two Irish cookbooks to find some different ways to work with all the apples and pears that were in abundance at the farmers market. Irish cookbooks always seem to have interesting uses for apples and pear that pique my curiosity. Because of this I always try and…