When I was in high school, there was a class called “Home Ec.” This might seem charming and antiquated, but wait til you hear the rest of it. Home Ec was just for girls. There was another class, a class 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!
6 slices bacon 1 head butter lettuce, washed and torn or 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and torn 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved 1 garlic clove, pressed 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar Cook bacon in large skillet Read on!
adapted from 101 Cookbooks 1 pound new potatoes, unpeeled and quartered 3-4 small summer squash, cut in half or quartered 1 bunch of green onions or spring onions a big splash of olive oil 2 lemons, cut in half Read on!
1 large garlic clove 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (2-inch-long) fresh serrano or jalapeño chile, minced, including seeds 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Asian fish sauce 1/2 seedless cucumber (often Read on!
1 bunch beets, tops trimmed to 1 inch Vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups semi-pearled farro or wheat berries 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion Read on!
1 3-pound seedless watermelon, diced (about 5 cups), divided 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (about 1 cup) 1 medium-size red bell pepper, seeded, diced (about 1 cup) 1 medium-size yellow bell pepper, seeded, diced (about 1 cup) 1 Read on!
Thoughts on cooking real food from one of my favorite writers, Nigel Slater: I passionately believe that anyone can make themselves something good to eat. Cooking is a whole lot easier than many people think. Good cooking–real cooking–is within the Read on!
1 cup purple jasmine rice (substitute regular jasmine rice if desired) 1 1/4 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted 1 pound cucumbers quartered lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive Read on!