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Here’s the dozen restaurants listed by Fodor’s–including cooking classes! “Madrid and Barcelona may wow the masses with world-class museums and iconic landmarks, but to tap into Spain’s culinary nerve center, you must head north to the Basque Country, the green, hilly region that boasts the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, not to mention some of Spain’s most prestigious...

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Patricia Wells. What an inspiration… Author of 14 cookbooks — including The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris. Living in Provence. (And Paris.) Opening her home for private cooking classes. Sharing her love of local, organic, wholesome food and lifestyle. (I’ve been following her ever since my Aunt Laura called me up, seven years ago, shouting “Let’s go to Provence and learn to cook!”) What now?...

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Recipe ~ Pesto


Posted By on Sep 6, 2016

Spoiler alert: If you have a favorite pesto dish at a local restaurant, then it’s better to not make this recipe yourself. (Otherwise, you’ll realize how quick & easy it is to make at home.)  xo, k Pesto   Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed (can sub half the basil leaves with baby spinach) 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (about 2 ounces) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup...

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Recipe ~ Summer Vegetable Stew


Posted By on Sep 6, 2016

Quick and easy. Dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  (Okay. 30 minutes after chopping the veggies.)  It’s FANTASTIC over mashed potatoes. xo, k  Summer Vegetable Stew   Ingredients:   1 onion, chopped fine 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium zucchini, rinsed and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 3 cups) 1 medium yellow squash, rinsed and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1...

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Kripalu Recipe: Amaranth and Quinoa Salad Serves 10 as a side salad Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups quinoa (washed and roasted until slightly brown) 1/2 cup amaranth (washed and roasted until slightly brown) 1/3 cup dried spearmint leaf 1/2 tablespoon each of cumin, coriander, sea salt, and onion powder 1/3 cup diced carrots, celery, and red onion 1/3 cup washed and chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 3 cups vegetable stock 2...

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Quick and easy. And from scratch. (No curry paste.) xo, k Yellow Thai Curry with Mixed Vegetables   Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup coconut milk 1 potato, pre-cooked and chopped 2 carrots, pre-cooked and sliced 1 cup broccoli 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated or minced 1 tsp sugar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp curry powder 3 tbsp chili sauce 1/3 tsp salt Preparation: Bring the...

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