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Anne Desjardins

Wait! If you think lentils are a poor man’s meal and too complicated to cook… it’s time you…

Here I am: on Cape Cod with some friends who have joined my husband and me for our annual kayak trip on…

It's funny how things work in the wonderful world of foodies: synchronicity, that is. One day, you see a…

You've been paddling all morning on a particularly hot and sticky day. Finally, you break for a well…

In the food world, writers and journalists tend to spend an awful lot of time looking for up-and-coming…

In a previous food column, I told you all about the history and the making of chocolate, not to…

Delicious in salsa, sweet or savory sauces, fruit salads, smoothies, vinaigrettes or in cereals, the…

Why add cinnamon to your daily winter regimen? Well, there are many excellent reasons: of course, its…

I always hated my dad's oatmeal as kid. For one thing, he overcooked it in water. And he made me eat it,…

One of my earliest memories of the autumn harvest as a child was slathering a thick layer of freshly…

For years, I have been asking my friend Cherkaoui to prepare me a dish of couscous royal (with lamb,…

Halloween may be over, but before you throw away the pumpkins that adorned your doorstep this fall,…

Christmas is just around the corner and you are again left wondering what to offer your favorite…

Growing up in a big multiethnic city I often shared meals with the family of one of my best friends,…

As paddlers, we are always looking for the perfect food, something that is tasty, nutritious, easily…

I learned quite a few lessons from my dad, but one that still holds true both in my day-to-day existence…

Imagine planting a garden in your kitchen, and then being able to harvest your crop within days. If…

I have a modest harvest each year from the garden I plant in containers on my large terrace. But if my…

The first time my Italian friend Angelina unpacked her homemade biscotti on one of our paddling trips, I…

I know, I know! Pears may be delicious but they have a reputation for being impossible to carry on any…

I loved being in the Girl Guides (aka Girl Scouts in the USA), and one of my favorite…

I'm one of those optimistic people who happen to believe that the new year is the ideal time to reflect…

Believe it or not, for the first time in my paddling life, last week I removed the kayaks from their…

Last month, we looked at different procedures for drying foods safely and effectively since it is the…