Yearly Archives: 2008

In anatomical throwdown, Poultry: 1 – Umami: 0

How not to carve a turkey, plus a quick, easy recipe for roasted broccoli.View full post »

Delicious reunions

Remembering autumn with recipes for braised chicken with leeks, and roasted butternut squash and potatoes.View full post »

Bohemian breakfast

Recipes for homemade granola, adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa, and homemade apple compote.View full post »

Joy (and a little blog news)

Memories of autumns past, and a recipe for a killer Winter Squash, Mushroom and Radicchio Lasagna with bechamel sauce.View full post »

Red-headed stepchild

Recipe for a satisfying side dish of red cabbage and apples braised in apple cider and vinegar.View full post »

The best things since unsliced bread

Quick, easy recipe for stir-fried chicken with long beans and shiitakes.View full post »

“Why can vegetables?”

Dispatch from our first experience with home canning. We canned crushed tomatoes and used them all year long.View full post »

The state of things

Recipe for Avocado Cream adapted from the now-defunct Domino Magazine, plus links to a virtual library of recipes:View full post »

No worries, Mark Bittman and I are BFF again.

Why The Minimalist’s Tomato Jam made me fall back in love with Mark Bittman.View full post »

Ratatouille with Julie Hartigan’s Grilled Pimenton Shrimp

Recipes for an umami-rich ratatouille and Pimenton Shrimp, adapted from Fine Cooking by our friend Chef Julie Hartigan.View full post »

Camille Kingsolver’s Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

Quick, easy and healthy recipe for Disappearing Zucchini Orzo, adapted from the Camille Kingsolver recipe in BarbaraView full post »

Two Simple and Fabulous Bean Salads

A pair of bean salad recipes: White Bean Salad with Green Olives adapted from Joy of Cooking and JerryView full post »

Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

Recipe for Thai Red Curry with Vegetables—a kitchen-sink style recipe that accommodates the tired and worn from yourView full post »

Zucchini Cheddar Bread from Joy of Cooking

Recipe for a savory zucchini cheddar bread adapted from Joy of Cooking.View full post »

Cheap thrills with punky fruit

Adaptable recipe for an easy fruit compote to use when you have a lot of fruit that’s a little past its peak.View full post »

The piquant flavor of mediocrity: Chiles Rellenos…casserole

For a recipe for Chiles Rellenos, look elsewhere. But if you want to feel great about yourself, read this.View full post »

The first annual Queer Snack Awards

I eat sautéed chard for a snack when no one is looking. What about you?View full post »

Slow food…

Why the French can’t drink coffee and walk at the same time.View full post »

Linguine with beet Roquefort sauce

The recipe for Linguine with Beet-Roquefort Sauce that made me finally learn to love beets.View full post »

Zucchini love

When life gives you a zucchini patch that spreads to the compost heap, make Zucchini and Saffron Vichyssoise—and playView full post »

Light summer supper

Recipe for a light summer supper of sautéed beet greens and fava beans with pan-fried Halloumi cheese.View full post »

Chilled Tomato Soup

A chilled soup of roasted tomatoes with garlic, onions and herbs makes quick work of tomatoes on the brink.View full post »

Garlic scape hummus

Recipe for Garlic Scape Hummus inspired by the world’s best hummus from Olives in Princeton, NJ.View full post »

She’s bi-vegetal

A pair of kohlrabi recipes: Quick Kohlrabi Pickles and Sautéed Kohlrabi Greens.View full post »

Cake and Kale: A Confession

Recipe for a decadent side dish of Brown-Butter Creamed Winter Greens.View full post »

Shabby Chic Kale, Potato and Sausage Soup

A sweet riff on the Portuguese caldo verde, this hearty, healthy soup of kale, potatoes, white beans and chickenView full post »

Spoonful of suga’

Recipe for a fresh and delicious garlic scape pesto.View full post »

You say potato, I say cilantro…. You say tomato, I say cilantro….

Recipes for Warm Cilantro Potato Salad and Cilantro Sauce, which makes an excellent condiment for a variety of foods.View full post »

Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Bacon Risotto

Recipe for Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Bacon Risotto.View full post »


Everyone has a favorite way to make homemade guacamole. This is my umami-rich version.View full post »

Rhubarb! A guest post from Julie Hartigan

An easy recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Compote, plus other ideas for using rhubarb.View full post »

Green garlic: the part that grows above the pay dirt

Links to resources about green garlic, and a recipe for Basil and Green Garlic Pesto.View full post »

Father’s Day Menu

Recipe for grilled skirt steak with Asian-style marinade.View full post »

Girl meets grill

A seasonal menu with recipes for Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon, Fresh Tomato Salsa, peanutty Soba Noodle Salad andView full post »

A face only mother earth could love

Horseradish recipes: The World’s Best Bloody Mary from the Barefoot Contessa, and The World’s Best CocktailView full post »

The Minimalist on Meat

Link to Mark Bittman’s article on eating less meat, and why that strategy makes extra sense for CSA members.View full post »