Monthly Archives: January 2011

Winter Vegetable Saute with Caraway

People seem stumped as to what vegetables to eat in the winter time. While roots – pureed, roasted, in soups – have a place in my kitchen I still love to toss together quick sautees like this one when I … Continue reading

Posted in Quick, scandinavian, Side, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 1 Comment

Mixed Olive Tapenade

As I posted recently, I have cured some olives at home. The only trouble was there were a lot of them, and they turned out to olives which are not a particular favorite (Manzanilla are the Spanish olive easily found … Continue reading

Posted in Condiments, Herbs, Hors d'oeuvres, Quick, Vegan, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Capellini with Moroccan Style Sundried Tomato Pesto

Capellini (angel hair) pasta is one of my favorite types of pasta. I like its texture much better than spaghetti or linguini – there is less to it so I get more taste of the sauce. This past weekend I … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, maghreb, Moroccan, Pantry, Pasta, Presto Pasta Night, Quick, Vegan, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

Chicken a Diable (French Spicy Chicken)

I know, I know, many of you are thinking that I got mixed up with this recipe, whispering to yourself – Doesn’t she mean Fra Diablo? Made with tomatoes and hot pepper flakes? Fear not, lovely reader, this is the … Continue reading

Posted in Cookbooks, Entree, French, Meat, Spicy | 1 Comment

Wine Vinegars – Red and White – Made At Home

A couple of years back when I bought a farm and was going to turn it into an inn I was obsessed with making everything from scratch. It was a serious back-to-the-land itch that I scratched as much as possible. … Continue reading

Posted in Condiments, DIY, Fermentation | 2 Comments

Easy Dark Chocolate and Walnut Fudge

I have been meaning to make this easy dark chocolate fudge recipe since the beginning of December. What was holding me back? While I am not your typical choco-holic, I do like fudge, and I feared for my waistline if … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Nuts, Quick | 3 Comments

Deconstructed (Lazy Cook’s) Spinach and Cheese Ravioli

Mark Bittman recently blogged about quick and easy homemade pasta made in the food processor. At first I was horrified (really, a food processor? Mark, this is too minimalist for me.) Then, I took a step back and thought about … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Italian, Pasta, Presto Pasta Night, Quick, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 5 Comments