When I have people over to eat, I try to get as much done ahead of time as possible. This is easier in the summer when you can make salads like this Arugula, Radish and Carrot Salad a bit ahead of time. I usually prepare the vegetables but don’t put the dressing on until I’m […]
The garden is giving me lots of artichokes this spring and I’m loving them! So far, in addition to plain steamed (or simmered) artichokes served with lemony mayonnaise, I’ve made artichoke soup, pasta with spicy artichoke sauce, sautéed artichokes, marinated baby artichokes, braised artichokes… Oh, and a raw artichoke salad! They’ve all been really good […]
This simple marinara sauce comes from Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master. It’s great as is or you can add cooked meatballs to it and simmer together for a while or use as pizza sauce. It freezes well.
I periodically pick up and re-read portions of Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal (affiliate link). It’s a great read to get your creative cooking juices going. And it’s focused on using things up and doing a little work now that can be used tomorrow, etc. Highly recommended but not just a recipe book! Last night […]
This is one of the most visited recipes this year but I realized I had never brought it over into the blog. The old site is not very mobile friendly and doesn’t print as nicely so I thought I’d bring it over here and remind everyone how good this soup is! This is slightly adapted […]