Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Herbs

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh HerbsTortino di Fagiolini – Italian Savory Pie w/ Lots of Green Beans

Long, hot days of August go hand-in-hand with the incredible diversity of ripening summer produce. Our farmers’ market has its tables overflowing with a profusion of colors, shapes and selection. With perfect temperatures, occasional rain and long days of sunshine it’s been a great growing season here in southwest Montana. Having lots and lots of green beans Continue reading

Cauliflower Soup – Impossibly Rich & Creamy

Cauliflower Soup – Impossibly Rich & CreamyThree-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup from Paul Bertolli

That’s it, just three ingredients, a head of cauliflower, an onion and water, make this impossibly rich and creamy Cauliflower Soup. One taste and you suspect cream. Nope, no cream, no dairy, no other vegetables, no nut milks. Only a fresh cauliflower and a large onion 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