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Welcome to Come Back to the Table

We ask so much of ourselves today! Women and men both have challenging jobs that require huge commitments of time and energy, but it doesn’t stop there.

We have spousal and family relationships that require time, attention, and nurturing. We have hobbies and interests; homes that need decorating, landscaping, cleaning, and maintenance; we have children who require our loving presence, attention and guidance, not to mention chauffering! And we’re fueling all those demands on our energy with fast food, convenience foods, and take-out. It doesn’t work.

We need real food, honest food, full of vitamins and minerals, and so do our families. I invite you to come back to the table, to savor the difference real food can make in your energy level and your sense of well-being. I invite you to learn simple food preparation, with fresh ingredients, seasonal cooking that anchors us, that lets us live in harmony with the rhythms of the Earth.

Recent Blog Posts


Best Buys this Week

Each Week I post the best buys from the newspaper ads.  Not looking for laundry detergent, canned goods unless organic, toilet paper, etc.  Just real food, organic produce, higher quality meats (grass-fed, pastured, antibiotic-free).  Basically, who has what at what price, and I hope it’s helpful to you in meal-planning and shopping. Visit the Winter Market at Opera Galleria in Old Town this Saturday, Nov 21, 9 am-1 pm!   Best … Continue reading

Keep These Things Out of the Dishwasher

Wash these things by hand: Cast iron, even enameled cast iron I let these pans cool, then add water if there is residue from grilling or pan-frying. Let stand until the residue is softened, then use a stiff brush to brush the softened remains right down the drain. Use a little soap as needed, but water is almost always sufficient. I dry the pan with a cloth, and finish on … Continue reading

Zucchini Roll-Ups with Homemade Ricotta

Zucchini Roll-Ups are easy to make and a delicious way to use a bumper crop of the vegetable. Zucchini Roll-Ups 2-3 zucchini Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced Pinch red pepper flakes Homemade ricotta cheese, or store bought 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 bunch of basil optional: sliced mushrooms–a mixture is nice   Slice the zucchini on a mandolin slicer, very thinly.  You’ll need … Continue reading