The pomegranate seeds fooled him. “It’s dessert,” he said. “I’ll eat it last.” It’s onions,” I said. “Onion salad, try it now.” He waited. He ate onion salad for dessert. I like it with rice. As a side for dumplings or grilled shrimp. Not dessert. Salting the onions and allowing them to sweat it out […]
What’s more comforting on a cold autumn evening than roasted winter squash? Mostly savory with just a little bit of sweet, this stuffed acorn squash can be an easy weeknight meal or the centerpiece of a delicious vegetarian feast. The sweet and creamy nature of the squash is balanced with a dose of ancient grains […]
A simple side, delicious with coconut curry seafood chowder or with any asian inspired main course. This asparagus came from Mexico because by February buying local kale and collards has become repetitive, boring, blah. I’m ready for spring, for asparagus, strawberries, tulips. For a few days it seemed spring was just around the corner, short […]
Bright citrus notes, bold hibiscus color and zest. These soft and sticky buns are made smaller so there’s more of them to share. A warm tropic treat for dark winter days. Citrus Sticky Buns with Hibiscus Cream Cheese Glaze just barely adapted from the Sticky Lemon Rolls recipe on the Kitchn you will need one […]
Savory Cast Iron Oatmeal with pickled egg, avocado and kale I had this idea to make a super bowl smoothie bowl: beautifully arranged berries (raspberry, blueberries) battling it out against an artful splash of rich green kale. I’ve never made a smoothie bowl, I’ve made a smoothie, I’ve topped plain yogurt with things, but these […]
Tart lemons and crisp garden fresh kale tempered by a generous portion of cool creamy avocados and salty grated Parmesan make this simple salad startlingly good. Good enough to share. Because who doesn’t want a salad that satisfies? In my twenties I didn’t cook much. I lived in one apartment for almost year and the […]
Tender whole wheat yogurt biscuits topped with a silky, flavorful shiitake mushroom gravy. So good and just enough for two. Biscuits do not make good leftovers. But the beauty of the biscuit is you don’t have to make a whole batch. You can be baby bear about your biscuits, always just right.
Kicking it old school today. I’ve had Pomegranate Molasses on the brain and tongue and an occasional fingerprint on a cabinet door (it’s sticky stuff). All this thinking about pomegranate molasses got me nostalgic for the salad wherein I learned to like beets