Mint and Pea Crostini with Pickled Radishes and Burrata

Spring has finally laid its gentle hand on the winter-weary backs of Bostonians. That’s my fancy way of saying — it’s SPRING! I classify that temperatures above 32F. The icebergs have melted (mostly), the sun is out (sometimes), and I don’t have to wear multiple layers to brave the wintry winds (usually). Celebration wouldn’t be … More Mint and Pea Crostini with Pickled Radishes and Burrata

The Shah (now Shah-Hoppenfeld) Tex-Med Holiday Extravaganza! AKA Thanksgiving 2014 in Review

My whole family is vegetarian. Well, my immediate family. For generations, we have been vegetarian. When my parents first moved to this country, that was a bit of a novelty. There weren’t vegetarian restaurants galore, and whole foods selling all varieties of “fake meat.” There was peas, cabbage, beans, and the occasional magic of tofu. … More The Shah (now Shah-Hoppenfeld) Tex-Med Holiday Extravaganza! AKA Thanksgiving 2014 in Review

Coconut Ginger Soup + Camping + Relay Rides + Woodland Valley Campsite

Our humble abode So I’ll admit it. I had my first experience camping. Sure I went when I was younger once with the girl scouts, but as an adult–never. We went up to Woodlands Valley Park in New York with some friends and rented a camper. You know those old VW campers that had the … More Coconut Ginger Soup + Camping + Relay Rides + Woodland Valley Campsite