Author: Caroline Barrett

Caroline Barrett

Strawberry Granola Crisp

Ah, dessert. We all love dessert and there is nothing that brings my family together quite like a pie, cake or a fruit crisp. While we are a group of meat eaters, vegetarians, health food and junk food lovers alike, we all believe in dessert. Here’s a recipe for a […]

Avocado, Cucumber and Sesame Salad

Another piece of my June 2023 story. See the whole thing here. I made a salad recently, a crispy and creamy and just-right salad that is easy to make and goes with a simple hot-weather meal (think chicken or a piece of salmon on the grill). I love dishes that […]

Crispy Chicken Sandwiches, With All the Fixings

Part of my June 2023 TU story. Read the whole thing here. We made a chicken dish the other night, inspired by the crispy chicken sandwiches the young people are eating right now. This brought Elliot out of his room and into the kitchen, where he seasoned the flour, dredged […]

Caroline Barrett

The Empty Nest: Not So Empty Anymore

Here’s my Times Union story from June 2023 (you can see it on their website here, or read below.) It’s all about kids moving back home, and there’s some recipes to go along with it: Crispy Chicken Sandwiches, Avocado, Cucumber and Sesame Salad and Strawberry Granola Crisp. It took a […]

Fruit Tea Mocktails

Iced Fruit Tea Mocktails

Here is a recipe for a festive, sweet mocktail. This one was dreamed up because part of my recovery plan is drinking lots and lots of warm water. So I sipped and sipped and sipped. Water can be boring after a while, if that is all you are drinking, and […]

Seared Scallops with Spring Greens Salad

Seared Scallops with Green Spring Salad

This is a dinner I made for my husband and I, when I was inspired by the rich greens all around us in spring. There’s something about being outside, when it’s just begun to feel warm and there is green everywhere, that makes me crave it on my dinner plate. […]

Carrot and Feta Tart with a hazelnut crust

Hazelnut, Feta and Carrot Tart

This recipe is a gathering and combining of foods I love: nuts, cheese (especially feta cheese) and carrots. I cook and eat a lot of carrots; they truly are a workhorse in the kitchen. Crunchy and refreshing when eaten raw, shaved in salads, baked into cakes and you can braise, […]

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Good Food for Slow Times

Here’s my May 2023 Times Union story. You can see it on their website here, or read below. It goes along with recipes for Hazelnut, Feta and Carrot Tart, Seared Scallops with Green Spring Salad and Iced Fruit Tea Mocktails.  A thing happened this spring that slowed me down for […]

Lemon Coconut Scones

Lemon Coconut Scones

This is a part of my April 2023 Times Union story. See the whole thing here. Paul and I both love to have a little bit of baked something around the house, a plate on the counter of something buttery and sweet. It’s usually something that’s good with coffee or […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Pancetta and Herbs

Pasta In Tomatoes, Pancetta and Herbs

Here’s a recipe that’s part of my April 2023 TU story. See the whole thing here. This is a recipe that is good for serving to young people (read: it has carbohydrates and meat) and all the other generations, too. This is a mostly-pantry-staple meal, made with simple ingredients and […]