Broccoli Salad

Last weekend we had a potluck dinner here with a dozen folks. We were all going to see a show and gathered here to eat dinner first. Our friends brought some awesome food to share: a gorgeous fruit platter with a cream cheese dip, a Greek dip, a potato salad that had some jalepeno relish […]

Grilled Artichoke and Potato Frittata

With fresh eggs from the hen and fresh artichokes from the garden, last night’s frittata was about as good as it gets! ¬†Frittatas are much less fussy than omelets and easily adaptable to serve more or less people. The texture is different even though the ingredients are similar because the egg puffs up in the […]

Creamy Leeks

Cream and cheese make any vegetable taste good but they’re especially effective with these mild leeks, cooked until softened and then baked with cream and grated Cheddar cheese. These make a nice comforting side dish and can be made ahead of time and then heated through. I think this would also be good with some […]

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts with Garlic

I was looking for some new vegetable side dishes and saw these stir-fried bean sprouts in the local paper. It says “serves 4 as a side dish” but I would say it’s more like 6–or we just don’t eat a lot of sprouts! This is mild enough for kids if they’re adventurous. My kids like […]

Green Beans with Shallots

Green beans can be boring–but not these! These are so simple and so good! I made them twice in a row and ate leftovers at lunch.