I planted onions for the first time this spring. Over the weeks I watched the bulbs grow into creamy white globes topped by long, green shoots. When the tops fell over (literally, they fall down) I pulled them up, rinsed them off and set them on my patio table to dry in the hot summer […]
What happens when you combine white wine, garlic, olive oil, feta, spinach and herbs with a thick and meaty portobello mushroom cap and a really hot grill pan?
A super-fast and delicious light summer dinner!
You may have seen mushroom caps topped with spinach and cheese, under plastic wrap in the “ready to cook” section of the […]
After a couple of weeks of cool, rainy weather, including a night below freezing, I ventured around to the side yard where my onions and radishes are planted.
Yowza! My self-watering planters were bursting with nearly overgrown English Breakfast radishes.
I pulled up a dozen or more, and brought them inside. These blushing beauties were the first […]
I didn’t always like asparagus. My childhood exposures to this nutritious green vegetable were of the overgrown and overcooked variety. Mushy or woody and stringy, I didn’t care for it.
Later in life I was happily introduced to thin, tender asparagus spears, properly trimmed and barely cooked to crisp-tender perfection. A new food love was born!
Each spring I start my kitchen garden by planting some culinary herbs. It’s enjoyable work, out on the back deck with the warm spring sun on my back.
I pull the remnants of last season’s dead plants from the pots, add some organic fertilizer and mix it around with a hand trowel. Then I pull the […]
My favorite way to bring fresh, pastured eggs to the dinner table is in a delicate Italian frittata.
Basically a slowly cooked, open-faced omelet, variations on the frittata are endless. Got some random leftover vegetables, cheeses, herbs or even pasta? Add some eggs and you have the makings of a delicious and quick dinner.
This recipe starts […]
Recently I attended a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) event at Left Hand Brewing Co. here in Longmont, CO. (Yes, at a brewery, more on that later.)
Participating in a CSA program is the best way to get the freshest seasonal food. The local farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. In exchange, […]
This recipe is the happy result of rummaging through leftovers in the fridge on a hunt for lunch.
It started with some yummy cubes of pan-seared garlic tofu that I didn’t want to waste. I found the recipe in the Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon. It’s pretty straightforward. Just […]
For many working women, the pasta-and-jarred-alfredo-sauce combo is a frequent go-to meal on busy weeknights. The reasons are obvious.
You don’t have to think about it.
The kids eat it.
The problem is that most jarred alfredo sauces definitely belong on the unhealthy “leave it on the shelf” list. A quick glance at the nutrition labels and […]
You won’t miss the meat in this delicious bulgur bowl! Last week, while I was perusing my recipe binder and planning the new week’s dinner menu, I ran across an old favorite from Cooking Light – Tex-Mex Rice Bowl. I decided to make a meatless version to rev up the nutritional value.
In this new whole […]