Linguine with Salsa Fresca Beware of imposters. All that is red and round is not a real tomato. The other day, we had cause to run in to a certain big-box retail behemoth to pick up travel necessities. As Read on!
Fig Pizza All food has a story, whether it’s the idyllic story of a happy farm buzzing with life or an industrial mono-crop tended by machines with not a butterfly or ladybug in sight. Whose dreams begat your dinner? Whose Read on!
I have a confession to make . . . my kitchen is filled with processed food. Pancake mix, frozen waffles, canned chicken broth, prepared breadcrumbs, canned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, and all manner of little jars and bags of “flavor enhancers.” Read on!
This morning, I helped my fourth grader memorize the preamble to The Constitution, and I guess it proves what a nerd I am that reading that document and really listening to it makes me a little teary. The phrase that Read on!
Oven Roasted Ratatouille 1 medium eggplant, cut into 2″ chunks 1 small handful cherry tomatoes 2-3 small sweet or med-hot peppers, cut into 1″ pieces 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled olive oil salt & pepper 6 sprigs thyme Preheat oven to Read on!
Fresh Vegetables Artichokes Keep artichokes refrigerated (32-36°F), storing in a perforated plastic bag to retain moisture. Steam and serve with browned butter and vinaigrette for dipping. Arugula Keep arugula refrigerated (32-36°F), stored in a perforated plastic bag, away from fruits 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!
1 canteloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks 1 large or several small heirloom tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 small handful fresh basil, roughly chopped for vinaigrette: juice & zest of 1 lemon large pinch sugar 1/3 c. olive oil Read on!