I went over to see a friend’s new apartment last night. She told me we would have a simple dinner and finish a bottle of good wine she had. She put out some Manchego and cornichons when I arrived and we toasted each other with a perfectly crisp end of summer white wine. She sauteed some kale and fried a […]
more about: vegetables
Now that this cool weather staple is starting to show up in farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and CSA boxes across the country, it’s time you knew how to prepare it, too. If you cook squash with the skin on, then simply cut it open, and scrape out the insides. But if you want to peel it before you cook it, […]
Cucumbers aren’t just for your Greek salad or the spa, they can actually help you feel better the next time you have a headache. A cool cucumber compress (say that three times fast!) helps reduce blood flow to wherever it’s placed, which can ease the throbbing of a headache. Even better, those slices are perfectly sized to fit over your […]
Next time you make a salad, take an extra few minutes and whip up a homemade salad dressing as well. Not only will you be using better, fresher ingredients, you can also customize it to your tastes. Here are Real Simple’s favorite homemade salad dressing recipes: Basic Vinaigrette (shown above) Italian Vinaigrette Lemon and Shallot Vinaigrette Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette Basil-Lemon Dressing […]
The calendar may not yet agree, and my boys are still in school for an additional few days, but in my view summer has officially begun. That’s because Farmer Andy has started driving his pickup and trailer to the back of our church on Fridays to unload our CSA (community supported agriculture) shares. I’ve written about my love for my […]
It’s time to pick the ingredient you’ll be focusing on this week for your 3-ingredient recipes. We’ve chosen four items that are in season now, and you’ll have until tomorrow at 8:59 a.m. EST to vote for the one you want to cook with. We’ll announce the results and give you some inspiration tomorrow!
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Last time I posted about favorite spring foods and my personal favorite, asparagus. I mentioned one of my favorite recipes, which includes asparagus, chickpeas, maple syrup, and salmon. Since there were some requests for the recipe, here it is—it’s from this humble little cookbook I got years ago and still cook from quite often, called Simply Shrimp, Salmon, and (Fish) Steaks by Leslie Glover Pendleton. The recipes are really easy and straightforward but give you great ideas for delicious new ways to serve seafood.