Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili & Lime

Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili and LimeCilantro Mint Chutney –
This Tart-Sweet & Spicy Condiment Makes the Meal

London, 1969. Eating lunch at Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant on Marylebone Lane, across the street from their cooking school, I enjoyed Cilantro Mint Chutney for the very first time. It came on a condiment stand with my order of “curry” for lunch. I thought it was mine to enjoy. Though Continue reading

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the Oven

Rhubarb Preserves – Cooked in the OvenRhubarb Preserves – Tart-Sweet and Chunky

Cook Rhubarb Preserves in the oven and you may never make jam or preserves on the stove-top again. Almost effortless and splatter-free oven cooking requires little attention. An occasional gentle stir assures even cooking of the rhubarb and retains its chunky texture. Made from just rhubarb Continue reading

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice

Tahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and SpiceTahini Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Spice – My New Go-To Sauce

We saw My Fair Lady the other night in an intimate performance on the Montana State University campus. So enjoyable, with such memorable songs and music. I’m still singing them throughout the day. “You did it. You did it! You said that you would do it, and indeed you did.” Continue reading

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the Year

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the YearParsley Scallion Pesto with Roasted Delicata Squash

With a 29 degree evening forecast last week, the remaining parsley and scallions in our garden had to be harvested. Loving fresh pesto and knowing I’d soon have lots of parsley, I had a parsley pesto recipe at hand just waiting for this day. I saw the recipe on the cover of the small pamphlet Continue reading

Carrot Top Pesto – Say Yes to Carrot Tops

Carrot Top Pesto – Say Yes to Carrot Tops Carrot Top Pesto — No Waste, More Taste

I overheard a woman at the farmers’ market on Saturday asking to have the carrot greens removed from the bunch of carrots she just bought. That woman could have been me just a few short years ago. That was before I knew about adding carrot tops to soup. 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

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce Power Pancakes Made With Powerhouse Greens

Spring greening is everywhere. From the emerging leaves on our trees to the new shoots of peonies and lilies, and buds on our daffodils. Despite last night’s inch or more of spring snow, I’m still seeing green. Even our refrigerator is filled with green vegetables and greens. Continue reading