Thanksgiving 2022

It is another small Thanksgiving for us, just me, my husband, and son (don’t worry, I will be spending plenty of time with our girls and our friends over the next month – and I will be with my daughter and granddaughter in Sweden in February). But, for now, Thanksgiving is quiet. That is no…

Pasta with Sweet-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale – Revisited

I have been revisiting some of my early posts. Tonight I made this pasta with sweet-roasted butternut squash and kale. It was delicious, was a big hit for dinner. The only difference was that this time I omitted the half and half. As I thought, it ends up that it really wasn’t a necessary ingredient….

It’s Been 10 Years!

June 4 was the 10th anniversary of Andrea’s Garden Cooking. Wow! Here are some stats that have blown me away – my simple blog has been viewed by 147,000 people in over 150 countries! It really is mind boggling. What began as a means to share ways to use the vegetables I grew in my…

Rick Martinez’ Roasted Tomato Galette

I finally had the chance to go out to a local farm to pick tomatoes yesterday. I picked about 15 pounds, split between whatever varieties they had. Most of it went into canning . Two and a half pound were set aside to try making Rick Martinez’ roasted tomato galette. It is a bit of…

Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew

We are very lucky to have access to local, pasture-raised lamb, which is a more sustainable red meat option. Although we eat very little red meat, when we do, it is usually in a stew. So I am trying to switch my beef stews to lamb wherever it makes sense. One I have been working…

Date Challah – Revisited

As Rosh Hashanah approaches this year, I am being drawn to cooking with the traditional foods – dates, honey, apples… So, I decided to make a date challah for this Shabbat. Here’s what it looked like when I did the original post in 2013: I made just a couple of tweaks when I made it…

New Cookbook is Getting Closer

I apologize for being so absent from posting. Between working on the new cookbook and launching Red Cedar Forest Therapy, I have been pulled away from blogging. As I near completion of all the recipes for the book, I figured it is time to give you an update. The concept behind this cookbook is marriage….

Lentil Fesenjan

I have been creating so many new recipes, and vegan ones, for my next cookbook, that I needed a break. I made my own vegan version of fesenjan, so I decided to simply try someone else’s. I am writing this as I try it, so, come along with me as I make The Minimalist Baker’s…

Persian Yogurt Soda a.k.a Doogh

I just realized that it has been way too long since I last wrote a post for this blog. I have missed it, and missed you all. I want to share with you what I have been working on while I have been away. First, I am in the final stages of putting recipes together…

Roasted Vegetable Kookoo

I included a good number of kookoos, or Persian omelets, on this blog and in my first cookbook. For the most part, they are very traditional kookoos.  For my next cookbook, I decided to create a mash-up of one of our go-to dinners – roasted vegetables and eggs – as a kookoo. Oh wow! It…