Garlic Scallion Noodles w/ Seared Mushrooms

This recipe is versatile, lending itself to numerous substitutions with ingredients and flavors, but the triad of garlic, scallion and ginger is always the base. Mushrooms add depth and texture, elevating this from a side dish to main meal. Although the ingredient looks long and the directions complicated, it really does come together quickly once […]

Pasta with Roasted Fennel and Lemon

Even if you think of yourself as “not a fennel person” this recipe is worth a try! The creamy sauce with crunchy breadcrumbs paired with roasted fennel and lemon is delicious. It takes approximately half an hour to prepare and makes four servings. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 fennel bulbs 2 tablespoons butter 1 […]

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

This dip can be made in about 20 minutes and is great as a snack or two bring to a party to share. Ingredients: 1 cup garlic scapes* (2) 15-oz cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley kosher salt and pepper […]

Autumn Bread

I know that it is not autumn yet, but I couldn’t help but post this bread recipe. The original recipe is from the Cookies & Cups blog (see original recipe here), and I found it one day while perusing the Internet. It has become one of my favorite quick bread recipes! When I have carrots […]

Green Bean Salad with Feta

Whew! It has been hot out there the past few days. While this salad does require you to steam the green beans for a couple of minutes, it is a delicious way to enjoy green beans without having the stove on for too long. It is a quick and easy dish to bring along on […]

Garlic Scape and Kale Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is a great way to get the benefits of kale while enjoying savory, garlic mashed potatoes. I really enjoy garlic so I used all of the garlic scapes from this week’s CSA in this recipe. If you don’t want as much garlic flavor, use fewer scapes. While enjoying them with dinner, I had […]

Roasted Mushrooms with Bacon and Kale

This dish is similar to kale chips, but ups the ante with smoky bacon and hearty mushrooms. A drizzle of fresh lemon juice cuts through the flavors to lighten things up. Here’s how: INGREDIENTS 1 lb bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 bunch kale, stems removes and torn into pieces 2 cups of your favorite […]

Lemon Broccoli Pasta Skillet

The original recipe did not call for cherry tomatoes, but they make a great addition (if you can manage not to eat them all beforehand…). This dish takes about 20 minutes to make and serves about six people, which makes it a great weeknight meal. Ingredients: 1 bundle of broccoli florets, chopped into 1-inch pieces […]

Mushroom-Kale Savory Galette

If you know me at all, you know I spend most of my time thinking about how I can turn my favorite fresh produce into a galette. Sweet galettes are great (think apples and cinnamon), but savory galettes are really where it’s at. Succulent veggies nestled among soft pillows of herbed and lemony ricotta get […]

Old-Fashioned Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Ingredients Filling: 2 pounds rhubarb stalks, sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 pounds strawberries, hulled and quartered 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Topping: 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups […]