Category Archives: Recipes

Red lentil, sweet potato and red pepper stew….

It’s fall… firmly fall… in fact fall is way ahead of itself in this part of the world.. so to match the weather try this recipe… Red Lentil Stew Olive oil 1 tsp each ground cumin and tumeric 1 tbsp curry powder 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger […]

vegetable pot pie

New Zealand is home to the savory pie (ok and I guess Australia too), a personal fav and something everyone grew up on, fortunately there are some pie companies here in NYC now that I can get a fix, but it sure was fun making my own, vegetarian of course for Mr Weiss 🙂 Vegetable […]

fig, sour cream and yogurt popsicles

I first saw this recipe here… but have been waiting to find figs that had a nice red interior before making them.  Totally worth the wait… these are spectacular, when I first made them I didn’t quite have enough sour cream so supplemented the required amount with yogurt, now I’m not sure I would make […]

roasted red peppers

I got given a a whole canning system.. and by this I mean, a huge pot, some tongs, a funnel, magnetic lid lifter and some canning jars, it’s not something that I would have bought myself, but I’ve always been intrigued by canning but put off by the thought that its probably “a long complicated, […]

the three C’s…

So I bought this jar of Coconut Oil ages ago on whim after hearing a few people singing its praises, whether it’s in baked goods or being slathered on your body as a moisterizer, people seem to love this stuff. So I thought I’d finally give it a try after a few months of gathering […]

fava bean salad…

I’m a big fan of the fava bean… ever since Hannibal Lector uttered the chilling words “fava beans and a fine Chianti” this year I am growing them, so I cannot wait to have them now grilled straight from the garden. This salad is inspired from a restaurant in the lower eastside I ate at recently, […]

smack my mac

I am a sucker for a good hearty mac n cheese… I found a recipe online called “fanny farmer mac n cheese” with a couple of tweaks it was good to go! Baked Mac n Cheese (adapted from here.. it is easily doubled) 1/2 box elbow macaroni 1 c milk + 1 c cream combined […]


Since the temperatures are plummeting here… I mean -11 up at the wee house, good grief!!! There’s nothing better than to tuck into a huge bowl of chili, with a fire roaring and the snow falling… well unless you happen to be in NYC, which I am right now, where its just bitterly cold and […]

savory vegetable turnovers

This recipe came about from being a proud SAVORY pie loving New Zealander, where pies are what a slice of pizza or a falafel is to a New Yorker. In other words… a staple, but instead of using a pie shell this easy method is footloose and fancy free form. Savory Vegetable Turnovers (makes 8) […]

milk chocolate pudding pie…

Mr Weiss being the pie maker in our family made this AMAZING thing for our New Years Eve dessert, talk about starting the year off right.  Rich chocolate velvety goodness and a fantastic addition of salted peanuts into a graham cracker crust.. thank god we only made a small pie otherwise I might not have […]