Mash Celeriac Root and Potatoes

Celeriac isn’t a pretty vegetable. Its pale tan, knobby texture never sees the light of day until it’s pulled from the earth. It’s the root of celery, a base ingredient in most recipes, especially for soups. As expected, the root has a celery taste, but it’s mild with a dense texture. Its flavor is a quaint surprise, especially when paired with other root vegetables.

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter and Yogurt Ice Cream with Crunchy Blueberry Topping

True peanut butter aficionados love this chill dessert. Thick Greek yogurt mixed with the Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful creates a tangy and sweet ice cream. Top a few scoops with a crunchy mix of blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and peanuts for more texture and flavor. Want more chocolate? Try this ice cream with bittersweet chocolate chips. Whether this ice cream has a topping or not, every spoonful is similar to eating a cold candy bar. Read more

Spicy Delicata Squash and Chicken Soup with Cilantro Lime Yogurt
Spicy Delicata Squash and Chicken Soup with Cilantro Lime Yogurt

Shortly after the boyfriend left for the west coast, this soup was made with a delicata squash from the last share of the CSA. It was made my way… very spicy. The boyfriend, who is a tester for many experimental recipes, likes spicy food, too. My tolerance for spicy food could be a bit more than his. When I called him about this delicious soup, he was curious to know how a large pot of soup is made for one person in a household. Read more

Washington, D.C is always a pleasant road trip from New York. If we don’t encounter traffic along the way, it’s even a better drive. Road trips provide a chance to have “catch-up” conversations, read a book and relax. Most of all, seeing family is always fun. At our destination, my sister served strawberry margaritas, and she cooked breakfast the next morning. It was a relaxing vacation from my kitchen.

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