Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

"I think it's nice that there are all different kinds of lunches and breakfasts and dinners and snacks. I think eating is nice." – Albert from Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell C. Hoban

Fabulous Roasted Eggplant

We’ve rediscovered eggplant this year. It’s so easy and available, as well as inexpensive. Yes, it sometimes makes my tongue feel weird but I’ve found that if I salt or … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thai Style Vegetable Curry

This combination of vegetables are easy to find and easy on the pocketbook too, especially when they’re all in season, which around these parts is virtually year-round. Adapt as you … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gingery Carrot Soup. For what ails you.

Winter colds and fevers need feeding – warming soups and broths, nourishing stews and casseroles, and countless cups of ginger tea. At least that’s what I think you need. I’m … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Shakshuka. Eggs and sauce, Middle Eastern style.

Shakushuka at it’s most basic is that wonderful marriage between egg and tomato. Eggs with ketchup on the side, made more sophisticated if you will. Eggs delicately poached in a … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Skillet Vegetable Pie – Pan to the oven to the table

Skillet Vegetable Pie Note about Pan: You’ll need a cast-iron pan, I used a 14″ round. It’s well worth the investment, which is almost nil, or other heavy metal skillet … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gracious Gratin

This is an older post that I just rediscovered I had been in the middle of writing. I have to find a way to write regularly. I’m still cooking but … Continue reading

April 10, 2008 · Leave a comment

Root Vegetable Stew

Winter means warming stews, and in our house that’s a succession of root vegetables in all of their winter glory. If you haven’t rediscovered your ‘roots’ it’s time. There are … Continue reading

January 20, 2008 · Leave a comment

Supper Salad or, the Kitchen Sink

It was a ‘what’s for supper night?’ That is, we were all getting hungry – those of us who were home and pickings were slim. We’d cooked a nice amount … Continue reading

November 5, 2007 · 1 Comment

Improvising with Bread Pudding

Posted by guest author, Lisa Kleinman. One of the recipes that Beth and I jointly developed for improvisation is the savory bread pudding. It all started many years ago (at … Continue reading

November 1, 2007 · 2 Comments

Beans, beans

I tried to gussy up a pot of beans the other night but it wasn’t as inspired as I might have hoped. I combined celery, carrots, the ubiquitous dl’at, or … Continue reading

October 30, 2007 · Leave a comment

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