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

Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad – The Best Carrot Raisin Salad

Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad – The Best Carrot Raisin Salad Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad
with Preserved Lemon, Harissa & Pomegranate Molasses

Bold and complex flavors make Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad the best carrot raisin salad. Citrusy/sharp with preserved lemon, moderately spicy with harissa, and tart/sweet with pomegranate molasses. It’s definitely the uniquely flavored dressing that makes this salad such a standout. Continue reading

Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad

Summer Squash Agrodolce SaladSummer Squash the Italian Way – With a Sweet and Sour Dressing

The Italian term agrodolce (pronounced “agro-dolchay”) describes sweet and sour sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and sweetener (usually sugar). The name comes from “agro” (sour) and “dolce” (sweet). Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad is an unusual pairing. Traditionally agrodolce accompanies meats, pasta and cooked vegetables. Continue reading

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

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

Salsa Verde w/ Roasted Asparagus & Kalamata Olives

Salsa Verde w/ Roasted Asparagus & Kalamata Olives Salsa Verde – Another Classic Italian Green Sauce

Lots and lots of Italian flat leaf parsley, lots of fresh basil and a good amount of fresh mint swirled together with capers, homemade mustard, white wine vinegar and your best olive oil. Easily made in 10-15 minutes, Continue reading

Roasted Delicata Squash, Purple Onions & Tahini Sauce

Roasted Delicata Squash & Purple Onions w/ Tahini SauceRoasted Delicata Squash & Friends—Made for Holiday Meals

A family favorite for at least a month now. Ever since I saw it among the New York Times’ Thanksgiving recipes. It was love at first sight. The two beautiful delicata squash on my kitchen counter took to this new recipe famously with their tender skin and sweet flesh. Continue reading