Valentine’s Day shouldn’t have to hurt. Yet not a February 14th ever goes by without the excruciating memory of the night I had my heart and spirit utterly broken–not by a person, but by a restaurant, and by my own Read on!
4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup polenta In a heavy saucepan bring water and salt to a boil and gradually whisk in polenta in a thin stream. Cook polenta over moderately low heat (it should be barely boiling), Read on!
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces seeded peeled butternut squash 1 cup fresh lima Read on!
Late-summer crops are always full of memories. Perhaps because I spent so much of my childhood summers in Louisiana with my grandparents, or perhaps just because summer cooking took over my grandmother’s life and filled her house with the steamy Read on!
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 3 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 28-ounce can crushed red tomatoes zest of one lemon Combine the olive Read on!
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 cups fresh corn kernels 1 cup chopped white onion 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 3 medium zucchini, diced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon fresh Read on!
You can use zucchini, yellow summer squash, pattypan, or just about any other tender summer squash you can get your hands on in this recipe. 1 lb. new potatoes 3 tbs. butter, plus more for greasing 2/3 c. parmesan cheese, Read on!
1/2 cup brown rice vinegar scant 1/3 cup fine-grain natural cane sugar or brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or 1/2 fresh red chile, minced 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil Read on!
The morning after the last day of school, I always woke up feeling a little adrift and lost, slightly suffocated by a feeling of anticlimax. As excited as I might be about summer vacation, even as a child I was Read on!