Here’s a trick I thought of tangentially, when trying to come up with a good use for Kumquats – using Greek yogurt in place of custard in a tart. I’d been turning Kumquats over and over in my mind, wondering what to do with them. I’ve just learned that you can eat the skin and all of Kumquats, and they give a kick that leaves you satiated from both a sweet and sour perspective. Because they are pretty strong, just […]
These are by far the best fish tacos I’ve ever had. With a desire to pay tribe to their provenance, and to create a quick reference for myself, I am sharing them here. I first came across this recipe on Food52.com, however it is originally by a woman named Emily, of FiveandSpice.com / @fiveandspice. Emily explains that the inspiration to make these tacos came from the cookbook Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzzane Goin. When I looked into it, […]
I would never go so far as to say that an all-vegetable dish could actually fool a meat-lover, but there are some that I believe would wholly satisfy the most ardent of carnivores, and this is one of the few and far between. After searching high and low online, I finally just turned to a favorite Bolognese recipe that I first came across in the Epicurious bookazine Italy, which I reference regularly, and made educated adaptations. Including opting out of […]
If meatballs with tomato sauce aren’t a fun weeknight dinner, I don’t know what is. Thanks to fresh herbs and garlic, these turkey meatballs would be delicious as a stand-along anchor of a well rounded meal, accompanied by greens and potatoes – actually a more authentically Italian take than the Americanized version featuring tomato sauce. I’ll take one of each! These are light, quick to make and great for a crowd.
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On a crisp day this chili is just what the doctor ordered, in so many ways. It’s a great make ahead and pre-portioned servings freeze beautifully. This chili is meatless and can be a welcome respite from heavy cold-weather dishes, yet is still very satisfying.
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I love making ravioli. Love it. Namely because, it’s methodic and yields a beautiful result (and is therefore to me, relaxing), it involves time-proven techniques, and, I’ll be honest, it’s gratifying when you set down a restaurant-quality dish, both visually and gastronomically, that you’ve just cranked out yourself. The last part might be the most secretly satisfying because there is a huge secret. It’s really pretty easy to make. Since I love it so, I am hereby starting a small […]
Since visiting Munich and several small towns in Austria this summer, and being inspired by the phenomenal muesli breakfasts there, I have been on a quest to recreate this Central European staple. A cross between yogurt with granola and oatmeal, for me this muesli has the kind of magic that makes you look forward to tomorrow’s breakfast when you’re getting ready for bed. I cannot wait to one day return My Muesli in Munich, a store dedicated to the endless possibilities […]
Since first spying our new home back in June, we agreed that a kitchen ‘facelift’ is in order, and set to locking the project in immediately. As always when anticipating something I’m excited about, it feels like it’s eons away – when we met with a stone supplier for an updated countertop in early August, it felt like the start date of our project would never come. Now, it’s a week away! So in a panic I am baking and […]
So. California. Home to the vegetarian movement in the U.S. The Golden State whose sunshine and mild climate makes possible remarkable produce all year long. Hotbed of almost countless sustainable food startups and home to internationally influential chefs. And place where, to date, my out of home dining experiences have for the most part led to absolutely delicious foods that are as fresh a treat as one could hope for. Except for, you won’t believe it, shockingly underwhelming veggie burgers. […]