Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful Roasted Beet Hummus – Yes, Please!

With winter-like days, leafless trees and a blanket of snow outside, I’m thrilled to have an indoor azalea plant bursting with vivid pink blooms. This year I’m especially drawn to all things bright and colorful—including food. Last week I shared pickled pink Daikon Carrot Pickles with you. Continue reading

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, Too

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, TooWinter Squash Spread – What’s in a Name?

Hummus is having an identity crisis.

Hummus means chickpeas
I didn’t realize what a stickler for “tradition” I’d become. The last straw, so to speak, came after making a recipe called “Squash Hummus.” It sounded interesting so I tried it. Only to be completely surprised. Hummus it was not. Continue reading

Garlic Scape Hummus

Garlic Scape Hummus Garlic Scape Hummus – From Good to Great with Garlic Scape Pesto

Just spoke with my favorite farmer this morning. She’ll continue having garlic scapes at the Saturday market for another two weeks. As she and her husband have 4000 heads of garlic in their garden, they’ve got lots of garlic scapes to sell. So I’ll continue making Garlic Scape Pesto Continue reading

Garlic Scape Pesto w/ Parsley, Walnuts & Pecorino

Garlic Scape Pesto w/ Parsley, Walnuts & PecorinoGarlic Scapes Are Here

Exuberantly curlicued garlic scapes debuted just a couple of days ago at our first Saturday farmers’ market of the season. These first picked and thinner scapes are both more tender and milder than the mature scapes still to come. Buy scapes when you find them Continue reading

Peperonata — Bold & Versatile Italian Stewed Sweet Peppers

Peperonata — Bold & Versatile Italian Stewed Sweet PeppersPeperonata — Appetizer, Side Dish, Pasta Sauce, Pizza Topping, Omelet Filling, etc.

“They look like worms.” Though, after one bite, Paul’s opinion changed to, “Delicious!” There’s nothing else quite like the sweet and savory taste of Peperonata. This colorful blend of sweet peppers stewed Continue reading