Spring has sprung, and there is no foolin’ this maven with the signs that the season’s delicate, earthen flavor sensations are beginning to bloom before our very eyes! It’s umbrella season, and as we stash away our heavy coats, woolen stockings and winter recipes, we make room in our closets and our pantries for the […]

March 9th, 2011

What’s Left Over

It’s just barely March. The temperature is rising, the snow is melting, and all along the sidewalks, the Christmas trees are appearing once again. Frozen under snowbanks all season long, the detritus of winter is emerging. After one of the hardest winters on record, the trash is what’s left over. In my fridge, leftovers abound […]

March 2nd, 2011

Market Report: Shellfishing

As these last few weeks of winter melt away, I’ve been enjoying some of my favorite seasonal comfort foods. From the many bowls of meatballs I’ve taste tested ‘round town, to the root vegetables I’ve roasted in every size and knotty shape, hearty fare is Winter’s signature, and it is made all the more desirable […]

February 10th, 2011

My Furry Valentine

As Valentine’s day approaches, I’m thinking about my number one man, the guy who’s always there for me and makes our house a home. When I wake up in the morning, I’m grateful to find him sleeping by my side, cocooned beside my belly in a lovers’ spoon; when I come home at night, he’s […]

February 8th, 2011

Duck Fat Fantasy

When my Mamma was growing up, almost no one cooked with olive oil. When I was growing up, no one baked with lard. Our family’s transition from butter to margarine and back again was repeated millions of times across the country in the 1980s and 90s, when studies on the adverse effects of trans fats […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails


















Home | About | The Dinner Belle | Recipes & Cookbooks | Press | Contact | Subscribe | RSS | Archives
Copyright © Kimberly Belle.  All rights reserved.