Roasted Winter Squash Ginger Tomatoes Lime Yogurt

Roasted Winter Squash Ginger Tomatoes Lime Yogurt Roasted Winter Squash with Ginger Tomatoes and Lime Yogurt –
A Standout Recipe for Holiday Entertaining

Complex and boldly flavored Asian and Middle Eastern ingredients make this the most delectable of roasted winter squash recipes. Each bite bursts with bright flavor and color. Roasted Winter Squash with Ginger Tomatoes and Lime Yogurt becomes indescribably delicious 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

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

Phyllo Pie with Chard, Fresh Herbs, Feta

Phyllo Pie with Chard, Fresh Herbs, Feta Phyllo Pie – Chard & Herb-Filled Hortopita

The tall yellow, fuchsia and white-stemmed leaves of Swiss chard in our garden deserved a recipe to feature them. The first recipe I found was for Ottolenghi’s herb pie enclosing lots of chard and fresh herbs in layers of crisp and flaky phyllo dough. A bit more research revealed Continue reading

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & Ginger

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & GingerRhubarb Chutney – Great Eating & Great Gifting

Living with cold winters, the June opening of our local farmers’ markets comes with much excitement. The joy of filling my basket with fresh greens and beets and scapes and scallions makes me heady with anticipation for the delicious meals to come. So arriving home from the Saturday market to learn that dinner with visiting friends was cancelled was a disappointment. Continue reading

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or NotStuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not – A Kitchen Experiment

After a few days of contemplating just how we would enjoy some very special eggs, I was ready to experiment and create a new recipe. Along with the fresh herbs now in the garden, everything was in place. As you can see, it took a few attempts to get the Stuffed Mushroom Caps Continue reading

Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Spread & Sauce

Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Spread & SauceMuhammara – Syria’s Zesty Alternative to Hummus

Few boldly flavored and undeniably delicious foods have so many differing pronunciations. I’m going with “mu-ham-ma-ra” based on listening to it being pronounced here. Though, you might prefer one of these other possibilities: mu-HUMM-a-ra   moo-hahm-MRAH  mooah-MARA. 😉 Continue reading