One Pan Mushrooms with Miso Butter

One Pan Mushrooms with Miso Butter As the nights turn cooler, I am inclined to fire up the oven, taking the edge off in our turn of the century (read cold and drafty) apartment without turning up the thermostat. Being a lazy cook who is usually in a hurry, I also try to keep the […]

Cantaloupe Salsa

Yum! I am actually eating some as I type of this recipe. Usually, I never manage to make a cantaloupe recipe, because I just end up eating the entire thing as I am cutting it up. If you can avoid the temptation of eating it all at once, this salsa is a real treat. The […]

Roasted Mushroom, Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

A mostly hands-off sauce made in the oven, then finished off on the stove top, mushrooms, eggplant and fresh tomatoes cooked down into a simple, chunky sauce is a favorite that warms the house during the cooler, late summer nights. Delicious all by itself, or on chicken, seafood, over grains, and of course, on pasta. […]

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 […]