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Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions

Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions

| August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

One of the best parts of belonging to a CSA is getting to chat with the farmers when you pick up your share. We discuss the crops, how things are progressing and trade tips on what to do with the produce. Today, the conversation revolved around some cows that the farm will be getting in […]

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless […]

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Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

| July 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

Growing up, I always picked radishes out of salads. To me, they were a garnish that shouldn’t be consumed ever. The fierce peppery-ness just didn’t appeal to me at all. But then, a few years ago, I tried Balsamic Sauteed Radishes and it was a complete revelation. The peppery taste of the little, hard, red […]

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Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. When I opened the door to see how it was outside, it was like stepping into a sauna. The air was thick with humidity and it was so hot, despite a late afternoon rain shower. Thank goodness for air conditioners and take out. Today is milder, less humid. […]

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Cooking with Kids: Pasta with Things Mixed In (Aka Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes)

Cooking with Kids: Pasta with Things Mixed In (Aka Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes)

| April 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Will is a boy who loves food, loves making food and loves planning things related to food. So do I, but he’s only four. This evening, he decided that he wanted a part in the dinner planning. “Mommy, can we have pasta for dinner tonight,” he asked. I plan our meals on the weekends, so […]

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Seasoned Rice Noodles with Cucumber and Carrot Salad Recipe

Seasoned Rice Noodles with Cucumber and Carrot Salad Recipe

| April 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s springtime, and I am so done with heavy foods. Aren’t you? Belly-filling, bone-warming foods are great when it’s chilly outside, but when it gets warm, you don’t want to be bogged down like that … or, at least I don’t. In any case, this salad/lunch is perfect for when you want something lighter. I […]

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Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe

Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe

| April 13, 2010 | 6 Comments

When it comes to veggies, my family loves pretty much anything roasted. Roasting brings out so many wonderful flavors that can be lost or watered down with steaming or boiling. So, recently when I was talking about that with someone an idea popped into my head: what about green beans? Green beans are like a […]

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Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

| March 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sundried tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. Ever since college, when I first started making versions of sundried tomato pasta, I have been a huge, huge fan. So, whenever I see an alluring package of little, flat dried tomatoes, I have to buy them and use them. They are good in everything from pesto […]

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Avocado and Red Pepper Israeli Couscous Recipe

Avocado and Red Pepper Israeli Couscous Recipe

| February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Dear Readers, My weekly Cooking with Kids recipe will appear tomorrow. Due to technical difficulties, we had to delay it a day. Thanks for your understanding! -S Sometimes, the best dishes come out of error. While busy testing recipes this weekend, I had a thought to try serving the Key Lime shrimp that I was […]

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Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe

Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe

| February 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

A few years ago, I read a blog post where the author declared their undying love for sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes. I’d never seen or heard of this … thing (not knowing what it was, I couldn’t decide if it was a vegetable or what). Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I discovered sunchokes […]

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