Tropical Blues

Tropical Blues

It’s been a busy week, with a another new camp for my six-year-old son, and my family is a bit worn out. So while I made this parfait last night, my son had a hard time being patient. After I photographed it, he gobbled it up in about ten seconds. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

  Any meal is more nourishing when eaten with a friend. Yesterday I met one of my newest and finest outside Cornell University’s Human Ecology Building, where, along with the stunning architecture, we took in a beautiful view of the trees lining Beebe Lake. And we ate. And we talked. I barely noticed how delicious … Continue reading

Berry Crispy Yogurt Snack

Berry Crispy Yogurt Snack

This one’s for the kids. As a mom, I’m always looking for ways to make eating healthy, delicious, and fun — and even more important, easy. My six-year-old son couldn’t wait to dig into his after-camp snack made of yummy certified-organic ingredients: chocolate crispy rice, yogurt, pure maple syrup, and strawberries. (When it comes to yogurt, we stick … Continue reading

Cherries!

Cherries!

My favorite thing about summer — and something I pine for during the rest of the year — is cherries. I can never get enough of them. For an easy, elegant dessert parfait, I had planned to simply layer red and yellow cherries in a glass. Because what could be better? But once I had procured the … Continue reading

Star Trek Replicator Joy

Star Trek Replicator Joy

Whew! Now we know what we’ll use all the new-fangled technology in the twenty-third century for: replicating parfaits. Thanks to Graduate Research at the Marine Science Center for the tip.

Key Lime Sensation

Key Lime Sensation

Okay, first things first: let’s all take a moment to drool together over this creamy, vegan key lime (sorta) parfait. Now, you might be wondering why I’m serving lime on Chocolate Friday. But never fear. All will be revealed. This recipe is based on a simple dairy version of key lime pie whose texture resembles more of a creamy pudding … Continue reading

The Mount Norwottuck Puppy Parfait

The Mount Norwottuck Puppy Parfait

This post concludes the Mount Norwottuck Parfait mini-series by guest blogger and companion to the cutest dog around, Amanda Gilvin. Enjoy. For Your Parfait Pup (not to be confused with this Parfait Puppy) My dog, Onyx, takes several medications for his allergies and sensitive skin. He doesn’t like the taste of some of them, so I hide them … Continue reading

The Mount Norwottuck Parfait

The Mount Norwottuck Parfait

The following post is brought to you by guest blogger and mountain hiker Amanda Gilvin. Don’t worry, Amanda. I’m not jealous or anything. Life is more parfait than I realized. On hot summer days I like to take my dog, Onyx, on hikes as soon as we get up in the morning, while it is still a little … Continue reading

Tofu, Cuke, and Carrot Salad Over Wild Rice

Tofu, Cuke, and Carrot Salad Over Wild Rice

This vegan, gluten-free lunch parfait is both delicious and surprisingly satisfying. At the top, carrot and cucumber sticks over slices of marinated, baked tofu give it a little Asian spark. (For baked tofu, I never stray from Millenium Restaurant’s basic recipe in The Artful Vegan cookbook.) In the middle, organic field greens add nice color … Continue reading