Monthly Archives: October 2013

Event: Signature Chef Auction for the March of Dimes

1376697_684360544921923_1871279596_nEvery October for the last 4 years, I’ve been part of something delicious, fun and worthy:  the March of Dimes’ “Signature Chef Auction“.

This event is a huge fundraiser for this organization whose mission is  “to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality”. Money is raised by ticket sales, sponsorships, a huge silent auction, a live auction featuring lavish meal and vacation packages, and an old-fashioned raffle.

The draw, undoubtedly, is the food. Read the rest of this entry


Recipes: Fall Favorites ~ Pumpkin Soup and Braised Purple Cabbage

Fall has arrived in the beautiful Berkshires, with all of the things we love about it: the vibrant colors, crisp air, dramatic skies, apple harvests, picking pumpkins and the transforming leaves.


I’ve been experimenting a lot with all of the wonderful Fall vegetables. Pumpkins are the most iconic, of course, so I’ve been playing around with both small “pie pumpkins” as well as larger Jack-o-Lantern types. [Scroll down for a 2nd recipe after this one] Read the rest of this entry

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