Summer Spaghetti

Summer SpaghettiIf you were to judge dinners around here by my instagram feed, or say, by the contents of my fridge at first glance, you might reasonably come to the conclusion that I feed my family nothing but berries and stone fruit.  And while I admit that a huge portion of our diet in the summer consists of just that (blackberries, and nectarines, and blueberries, oh my!), I do make dinner.  Every night.  (They insist on being fed every night, the nerve of them!) Summer dinners just tend to be a bit lazier more causal then their cooler-season counterparts. [Read more...]

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Bok Choy Salad with Sesame-Almond Crunch

Bok Choy Salad with Sesame-Almond CrunchYou know what I get sick of hearing?  How leafy greens are so good for you.  (Before you start, yeah, I know they are. I like them even.) Whenever someone starts in on the benefits of leafy greens, my eyes kind of glaze over.  Because even as a person who kind of loves them, after a while, they all seem to start to meld together.  And kindly people who try to give you new ways to use said greens, really aren’t super helpful. (Stir fry!  Put it in soups!  Pesto!) I’m ready for something new. [Read more...]

Wild Mushroom Tart with Arugula and Ricotta

Wild Mushroom Tart with Arugula and RicottaSo, I took a little hiatus from being here for most of the month of May thus far.  Which is a little crazy, since last May, I was here pretty much every other day talking about rhubarb and strawberries.  It’s pretty much the best time of the year for food blogging, because aren’t we all just bursting with excitement about things that are green and lush and don’t come out of a can with a depressing *plop* sound? [Read more...]

Spicy-Sweet Celery, Tofu, and Peanut Stir-Fry

Celery, Tofu, and Peanut Stir-FryI’ll admit it.  Despite my previous scorn for the tradition, I made a New Year’s Resolution this year.  I know, I know.  I’m still giving myself grief about it.  But changes have to be made, and now is as good a time as any to tackle them.  My resolution is to get my kitchen mojo back.  See, I’ve been in a major cooking slump.  An unmotivated, uninspired, boring old cooking slump.  I just can’t seem to get as excited about thinking up something for dinner or lunch as I normally am.  I’ve been blaming it on the holidays (all the leftovers), the weather (sooo cold), and even the poor children (so many needs, these kids!) It doesn’t help that the few times lately that I’ve tried a new recipe, it’s either been a huge flop or it’s been great, but I didn’t expect it to be great, so I didn’t take pictures.  Either scenario leads to major food frustration.   [Read more...]

Roasted Carrot Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrot Salad with Cumin VinaigretteHi.  I’m back.  I took a little hiatus for a week or so there, because with the holidays and all, it was just too much.  Too much fun, too much running around, too much gorging myself on festive holiday food.  All that.  And more.  But here I am, back at it, with a complete lack of originality in giving you a salad in time for your New Year’s resolutions.  Don’t worry, since I’m still me, I’ll have a buttery, sweet confection for you in time to celebrate the Epiphany in a few days (and completely sabotage your resolutions).  You’re welcome. [Read more...]