Naturally Fermented Kosher Dills – The Real Deal

Naturally Fermented Kosher Dills – The Real DealNaturally Fermented Kosher Dills – Pickles Made the Old-Fashioned Way

Miracle of miracles. My first batch of naturally fermented cucumber pickles taste and look like real kosher dills. Sour, crisp and very flavorful. And surprisingly rewarding for something so quick and easy to make. Naturally fermented in a salt brine seasoned with Continue reading

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger DressingBroccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Crunchy, Crisp & Zesty

When life gives you broccoli, make crunchy, zesty, no-cooking-required Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing. The tender, deep green heads of broccoli now appearing at our farmers’ markets seem especially suited for a broccoli slaw salad. So much fresher than the shredded and packaged “broccoli slaw mix.” Continue reading

Summer Squash Tomato Bake … Captures Summer’s Essence

Summer Squash Tomato Bake ... Captures Summer’s EssenceSummer Squash Tomato Bake
with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, Basil, Parsley & Thyme

Bursting in summer color, our gardens and markets are at their peak. They overflow with summer squash, ripe tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, beets, fragrant herbs, greens, alliums, and so much more. My own large market basket also overflows this time of year. As all I want to eat Continue reading

Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens – Hakueri Turnips

Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens – Hakueri TurnipsRoasted Japanese Turnips – Mild, Sweet, Crisp, Tender & Juicy

It’s easy to get excited about turnips when talking about  the unexpectedly sweet and mild Japanese turnips. Also known as Hakueri turnips (pronounced hah-koo-re-ee); these are the turnips for those who say they don’t like turnips. And when we’re talking about Roasted Japanese Turnips with Greens, oh my. Continue reading

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime Favorite

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime FavoriteFrench Green Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Lots of Fresh Herbs, Kalamatas & Feta

Clean flavors, crisp textures and colorful fresh vegetables make French Green Lentil Salad a great addition to summer menus. Crisp and colorful with summer’s juicy, ripe tomatoes and refreshing cucumbers. Clean and bright with the garden’s bounty of fresh parsley, Continue reading

Lentil Walnut Pâté w/ Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme

 Lentil Walnut Pâté with Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme Lentil Walnut Pâté – Bold Flavor, Chunky Texture, Delicious

One bite wasn’t enough. So I took another bite and then another to be sure. What a wonderful surprise that lentils, walnuts, mushrooms and fresh herbs would be so delicious. With its complex flavor, chunky texture and straight-forward preparation, Lentil Walnut Pâté Continue reading

Braised Leeks in Olive Oil – A Culinary Classic

Braised Leeks in Olive Oil – A Culinary Classic Braised Leeks in Olive Oil with Mustard Vinaigrette, Egg, Capers, Parsley & Chive Flowers

For the past few years our favorite farmers have sold the most gorgeous leeks at the Saturday market. Beautifully white and long and fresh. Whenever I see them, I buy them. Often I’ll also buy enough newly harvested Yukon Gold potatoes to make a tasty and satisfying Country-Style Leek and Potato Soup. Continue reading