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

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

Greek Salad — Fresh, Vibrant, Easy

Greek Salad— Fresh, Vibrant, EasyAll the Right Stuff for a Superb Greek Salad

Such incredible abundance and variety of beautiful produce this time of year. Colorful, filled to overflowing displays at farmers’ markets with late summer’s bounty. All the right stuff for a superb Greek Salad: ripe, sweet and juicy tomatoes, cool, crisp cucumbers and full-flavored herbs. Continue reading

Roasted Beets w/ Balsamic Glaze & Greens

Roasted Beets w/ Balsamic Glaze & Greens Roasted Beets. Lovely Beets. Wonderful Beets.

Few foods have as many loyal fans and avid detractors as beets. You either love them or you don’t. I’ve come to love them, especially roasted beets. My first taste of beets occurred at my Auntie Esther’s dining room table Continue reading

Cucumber Salad w/ Ginger, Toasted Sesame Oil

Cucumber Salad w/Ginger & Toasted Sesame Oil

Cool as a Cucumber Salad

Two pounds of short and chubby cucumbers helped fill my basket to overflowing. These crisp and tasty farmers’ market beauties were destined for a Cucumber Salad from Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Plenty. Once home, I was so excited to get cooking, I charged ahead without taking a moment to read through the recipe in advance. Continue reading