Summer Salad, Version II

Here’s a recipe for “Corn, Nectarine, Cucumber, Tomato, Radish, Beet, Feta and Arugula Salad with Habanero Vinaigrette” or simply Summer Salad, Version II. . . . → Read More: Summer Salad, Version II

Summer Salad

Not the most creative of titles but this is a good way to use up cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden. I also threw in a bonus recipe nod for another way to use shishito peppers. Keep reading. . . . → Read More: Summer Salad

Niçoise Style Chopped Salad

The farm bag delivery is the highlight of my Tuesdays. Most of the recipes that they feature are great. This one is pretty darn tasty (even though all the ingredients were not included in the bag). In hindsight, I should have thrown in the sliced mushrooms that came that week. (Please note the original recipe . . . → Read More: Niçoise Style Chopped Salad

Roman Pasta and Only You

The October Food ‘n Flix feature is Only You with a VERY young Marissa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr. Seriously, they look like they’re twelve. 🙂 As part of the film is set in Rome, I found an “authentic” pasta to prepare. . . . → Read More: Roman Pasta and Only You

September 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Welcome to the September edition of “In My Kitchen,” hosted by Sherry’s Pickings.

I almost didn’t even write a post for this month but when I started looking through my photos, I decided I did have a few things to say.

I found out this summer that I was a finalist in the Taste . . . → Read More: September 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Roasted Vegetable Frittata

I do not use my book of Plenty often enough. The recipes I have made from its pages are outstanding like Two-Potato Vindaloo and Freekeh Pilaf. I’ve also made his Multi-Vegetable Paella (80) which is fantastic. I just didn’t post it. 🙁

I pulled it back out recently and earmarked some recipes . . . → Read More: Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Spicy Lentil Soup

Tired of snow, polar vortexes, COVID? This soup will make your day a whole lot brighter. You can seriously make this with what’s in your pantry and fridge. It’s nothing fancy but it can be a bright spot in your day (or week). . . . → Read More: Spicy Lentil Soup

The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

The Doctor of Aleppo is a new offering by Dan Mayland and the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. This is a beautifully written tale of the Syrian civil war and those who found themselves in the middle of it, by birth and by circumstance. The novel inspired me to make this beautiful vegetarian stew. . . . → Read More: The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

Food ‘n Flix, The Biggest Little Farm, and a Chickpea Salad

The Biggest Little Farm features a 200 acre money pit that Molly and John turn into a flourishing, biodynamic Eden. Join me for a review of this 2018 documentary as well as one of Molly’s recipes. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix, The Biggest Little Farm, and a Chickpea Salad

Instant Pot Mojo Pork Rice Bowls

Last December, I purchased an Instant Pot spontaneously during a Cyber-Something Sale. My crockpot had ceased to exist and we went for some time without any sort of stand alone cooking appliance.

I’ve used it probably three times since January. After finding this recipe, I will use it a TON more.


Instant Pot . . . → Read More: Instant Pot Mojo Pork Rice Bowls