I was rummaging around the freezer the other day when I found a tupperware from last year labeled “Pesto 10-28.” I used the pesto in a batch of bagels (that I just now realized I never posted a recipe for, since apparently I am a lazy idiot).
Anyway, it got me thinking about last year’s first [...]
Kale is a bit of an ‘it’ food these days, and why not? It’s a nutritional powerhouse–at least as healthy as spinach but without the oxalates, and it’ll keep longer in the fridge to boot.
And while I’ve never had luck growing more than, say, one leaf of spinach, the kale seems to grow itself–I toss [...]
Back in my hippie-est, crunchy-est of days, back when I wore socks with birkenstocks (only occasionally) and juiced organic carrots, celery & apples every morning, I aspired to make my own sprouts.
I would see the seeds at the health-food store–tiny black specks labeled ‘Broccoli’ or ‘Alfalfa’–and I would see also all kinds of sprouting contraptions [...]
On a recent Saturday we donned rain gear and drove to the outskirts of town, down a rutted muddy road. There were blueberry bushes, 7-feet-tall and drooping with fruit; grape vines strung up on wire; an ancient fig tree growing against the side of the barn. And, underneath a cluster of massive trees, two flatbed [...]
Here is a thing that usually happens in my garden: I plant garlic in the late fall/early winter when I finally remember to get around to it, and when there is absolutely nothing else to do. Then I completely forget about it for a good six months and then, about this time [...]
The other night I was having this dream about food. We were at a restaurant, or maybe I was cooking at home. There was a meatloaf terrine-thing—basically a rectangular block of meat with a layer of potatoes all around it, which was then rolled in panko or maybe cornflake crumbs, and then there was a [...]
Last fall I did something that could either be called brilliant or insane (I’m leaning towards brilliant): I bought a 45+ pound box of sweet potatoes. For $12. At a hardware store.
It was for a good cause, okay? (I think it was a church, or something?)
And they were dug from a farm just a few [...]
I wish I could say that I was a master of tofu recipes, a guru of soybean curd cookery.
And I wish I could also say that I loved tofu every time I ate it, in every permutation.
And while there are so many different things you can do with it—burgers! stir-fries! vegan cheesecakes!—most all of these [...]
We make a lot of pasta around here. And we also make a lot of casseroles.
So it seems only natural that we’d end up making baked pasta casseroles, too.
One of the first dishes I ever learned to make was lasagna. I mean, how hard is it, really? Lasagna just falls into the ‘tedious’ rather than [...]
Pretty certain I will never be a hand model as there is always dirt under my fingernails. Sorry.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, geez, couldn’t you have posted this recipe before the Superbowl, so that I could’ve had something easy and delicious to eat while we watched the game commercials?