Category Archives: Vegetables

Simple Salad, Summer in a Bowl: Corn, Tomato, Green Bean, Cucumber Salad

This is a perfect summer salad: not too much effort, and it takes advantage of late summer’s bounty. Because it is so simple, it truly relies on the best tasting produce to elevate it. Most importantly is the corn – find the sweetest, freshest corn you can. Ripe, local tomatoes are a must too. If […]

Quick Pickled Beets

Preserving the harvest continues. I had forgotten about one lonely row of beets. Despite the jungle of weeds, they persisted. They were chiogga beets, which have the most lovely pink and white spirals. Although the stripes don’t withstand pickling, they have the advantage of turning the pickling liquid a daring magenta (in lieu of the […]

Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pumpkinseed Pesto

It has been far too long. Summer, traveling, work, family, a feeble attempt to work out from time to time and several good books have kept me from posting here. But I haven’t stopped cooking (or photographing), so I do have some splendid things to share with you–including several preserving recipes. So if you have […]

Ode to the Quick Pickle

I love a good pickle. Sweet, spicy, garlicky, tart, live fermented…I haven’t met a pickle I don’t like, regardless of my pregnancy status. Making your own pickles at home is wonderful–not only will you get that smug Super Domestic Goddess feeling as you don your cute little apron to toss together some incredible snacks, but […]

Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Guy Fieri Food

I was recently contacted to review Guy Fieri’s newest book, Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ it, Livin’it, Lovin’it. Now the only thing I know about Guy Fieri is that he has crazy blond spiky hair and I’ve seen him on commercials for TGIFriday’s and for a gameshow on network TV. Knowing only these things, I was […]