Tomato Sauce Seasoned with Lemongrass. Quick, Thick, and Easy!

Tomato Sauce Seasoned with Lemongrass. Quick, Thick, and Easy!

I have really been enjoying doing cooking demos at the  Wakefield Farmers Market this summer.  I will hopefully get around to posting about the recipes I prepared earlier in the season, (some of which caused our farmer to sell out!)  but will start with this easy…

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

One of the many paths I’ve traveled is that of the vegan/macrobiotic herbalist, apparently for long enough that this soup is one of my comfort foods. Basically, all you have to do to make it is boil some water, add some soba or other noodles…

Perfect Pesto Proportions

Perfect Pesto Proportions

I am just dashing this post off to make sure I remember what turned out to be perfect proportions as to amounts of greens to olive oil, nuts, garlic, and Parmesan  cheese in a pesto. However, it also serves as a reminder that pesto is…

Easy Roots and Greens Saute

Easy Roots and Greens Saute

Start with beets, carrots, baby turnips, and greens: Heat some olive oil in a pan, add root veggies, and saute: Turn heat to very low, cover, let cook until tender, then stir in greens, cover, and cook for a bit more. Season with ground coriander,…

So Simple Broccoli Soup

So Simple Broccoli Soup

Why broccoli soup? Well, one reason is the two full bunches of broccoli (read: over three pounds) that Steve brought home instead of the 2-3 broccoli crowns I requested…They say necessity is the mother of invention but, in this case, too much of a good…

Rice Pilaf – Small Effort for Something Special

Rice Pilaf – Small Effort for Something Special

Rice is good.  You can dress it up as little or as much as you would like.  And, dressing it up is an excellent way to get more flavor and a few more veggies into your meal, or even create a one-pot meal, albeit the…

Perfect last-minute dip recipe!  Quick, Tasty, AND Healthy!

Perfect last-minute dip recipe! Quick, Tasty, AND Healthy!

In a matter of minutes, I made a really tasty dip with ingredients I always have on hand – canned beans, garlic, plain yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley, this last ingredient being for optional garnishing. Given I am writing…

Sauteed Red Cabbage Baked with Sweet Potato

Sauteed Red Cabbage Baked with Sweet Potato

Okay…this is a really amazing recipe.  A big thank you to Joan Nova of her Foodalogue blog.  Here is the scoop:  I had picked up a ham on sale [Click HERE for the great baked ham recipe I used with this dish!] that said to…

How to EASILY Peel Raw Butternut Squash!

How to EASILY Peel Raw Butternut Squash!

FINALLY, an easy way to peel butternut and other winter squash! If I am going to mash the squash, I’ll halve it, remove the seeds, and roast face down in a shallow pan for about an hour at 400 degrees then cool a bit and…

Fiddleheads !

Fiddleheads !

I LOVE fiddleheads.  You will too if you like Brussels  sprouts, asparagus, or brocolli. And, even if you don’t, you just might like fiddleheads the way I prepare them with olive oil and Parmigiano reggiano cheese.  🙂 If you live around Wakefield, go to the…