The landscape of my childhood was not a green square. “Out of the house!” my mother would insist on summer mornings. We were not welcome back until lunchtime, when she would pass paper plates through the back door to us, Read on!
Montesino Farm is one of the world’s special places. We drive there from Austin, rolling our windows down when we get to Wimberley. As the winding roads take us closer, our cares fly out the window. By the time we Read on!
2 tsp ground fennel seeds 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 4 chicken breasts, skin and bone removed 1 bunch carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise 3 1/2 cups marsala 8 pieces dried Read on!
3/4 pounds sliced portabella mushrooms 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 10 cups mixed spicy greens such as mustard, arugula, tatsoi, mizuna, and watercress 1 cup shaved gruyere cheese Preheat oven to Read on!
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 1 1/2 tablespoons minced green garlic 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems trimmed, caps sliced 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced 4 ounces cremini mushrooms 1 bunch spinach, stems trimmed 6 spring Read on!
1 bulb green garlic, minced 8 oz. mixed mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, slivered olive oil salt and pepper 1 splash wine–red or white (whatever you’re drinking) 1 pot polenta, cooked according to package directions Heat olive Read on!
1 pound new potatoes 1 onion, slivered 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 pound crimini mushrooms, sliced (optional) 1 pepper, julienned olive oil salt and pepper Boil potatoes whole until just tender. Let cool and cut into 2″ pieces. Heat olive Read on!
4 sweet peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed (or one eggplant, cut in half lengthwise and flesh scooped out and diced) 1/2 pound mushrooms, washed and sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Read on!
4 large or 6 medium red, gold or yellow sweet peppers (like Marconi!) 6 ears white corn shucked 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes Read on!