Monthly Archives: April 2011

Basque Beet Salad with Garlic and Parsley

Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook recently asked me a bunch of questions pertaining to food and blogging, one of which was, “What ingredients are you never without?” My answer, while honest, sounded a tad boring to me: garlic, flat leaf … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs, Quick, Salads, Side, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 2 Comments

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter

   Several weeks ago, I had some leftover pumpkin puree languishing in the refrigerator. Not being a baker inspiration was slow to come until I came across this recipe. I love pumpkin in ravioli so why not in gnocchi! Following … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs, Italian, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 3 Comments

Celery Root Remoulade and some random questions…

Ever since I first dug a celery root out of the ground my fascination with it has grown. It was 1997 and I was volunteering on a 1 acre organic farm and my friend and I were told, “See that … Continue reading

Posted in French, Salads, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 1 Comment

Penne with Escarole and Bacon

I recently fell in love…with escarole. It is one of those odd vegetables that people do not know what to do with. Fresh, it looks like lettuce, but biting into it raw will bring a nasty grimace to your face! … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Meat, Pasta, Presto Pasta Night, Quick, Vegetables | 3 Comments

Pan Fried Haluomi with Mushrooms and Warm Vinaigrette

Haloumi (ha-loom-e) is a cheese from Cyprus, salty like feta but fry-able or grill-able. It has been on my “I have to try that” list for too long and when Pam posted a recipe at Sidewalk Shoes, I didn’t wait … Continue reading

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Linguini with Garlic, Anchovies and Capers

At first glance this recipe doesn’t sound all that exciting – and possibly a little repulsive to anchovy haters. But hear me out, this dish is true alchemy. Really. No hyperbole here. Pan roast whole garlic cloves in olive oil, … Continue reading

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Baked Spinach with Feta and Parmesan

Spring is spinach time, whether you live in Santa Monica or Minneapolis. After all of the baked and roasted vegetables of winter it is nice to have some fresh spinach, especially for salads and tossing in pasta. And yet, that … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Comfort Food, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 4 Comments