Last Sunday, we enjoyed a rare morning with no plans other than a large newspaper and a warm breakfast. While we had stocked up on sausage and bacon a day earlier at the farmer’s market, it was the kale and bags of mushrooms that spoke to us this morning and became what we consider a rather decadent breakfast. …
Shredded Beet, Carrot and Red Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and an Orange Vinaigrette, utilizes fruits and vegetables that are in abundance at the winter farmer’s market and proves that when you have local organic vegetables, you need to do very little to create something special. In this recipe, you don’t need to even turn on the stove. …
We experienced a warm spell this week that threw everything into a muddle. Suddenly, the urge to curl up inside with a heavy, hearty dish went out my open window and in came a craving for curry.
I love hot curry flavors any time of year but particularly in summer when a spicy curry seems to make sense with scorching heat. While the cold will return soon enough, a curried dish without the hot spice is just as satisfying on the sleety windswept day that follows.
Root Vegetables in a Coconut Curry sauce is a very simple dish to prepare but that makes it no less satisfying. …
February marks winter’s depth. The excitement of the holidays are behind us, and at least a month of winter, probably two, is ahead of us. Everything begins to look and feel the same with grey skies and cold temperatures.
Fortunately, the farmer’s market fare is still bounding with the hardiest root vegetables. There are so many satisfying dishes to make that celebrate both the desire to stay warm and cozy and eat something comforting. One of my favorites is a root vegetable gratin….
A simple creamy vegetable soup will not suffice by itself for dinner but that is okay. This soup is so easy to make and so satisfying you’ll find yourself making it often and eating it at every other time of the day, even breakfast perhaps. There are days when I’ve handed a warm mug to my non-breakfast child who will down the soup laced with cream before we head off to school….
After an unseasonably warm December, there is finally an appropriate chill in the air, a few feet of snow on the ground and, in our home, a desire to eat simply and healthy. This means a beautiful vegetable curry.
I’ve started the new year making my own curry paste to use immediately or store in the fridge or freezer for last-minute dinners.
We are in the glory days of the farmers market and, wisely timed, National Farmers Market Week is here. The entire month of August is worth celebrating with summer’s best produce reaching its peak. Tomatoes are in full force. They never taste as sweet and bursting with juice as they do right now. It’s the season for gazpacho….
There are a few meals I make where there are no comments or opinions, just blissful silence marred only by the methodical clicking of the spoon against the bowl. Orange Cocoa Beef Stew is one of these meals for us and although it takes time to simmer, your time during preparation is minimal….
In Praise of the Braise
Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken is so easy to make I feel a little uncomfortable calling this a recipe. If you can brown meat and plop it into a slow cooker (and you can), then this dish is for you. It is for everyone.
Red, Green and Orange Salad to Fight the Winter Blues
This Kale, Carrot and Beet Salad may feature the colors of the holiday season but it guides me into the new year. Redemption for overindulgence is in the form of a hearty winter salad, offering health and therefore hope for 2015. While I easily surrender to the sluggishness caused by gloomy winter days, even I can’t deny the lift bright colors inspire….