Kale, Spinach & White Bean Soup with Fontina

As you read this, I am in Alta, Norway, above the Arctic Circle.  I am hoping to enjoy some interesting food experiences to share, and maybe some new ideas to try.  I will be back with more new posts at the end of the month. For now I will leave you with my riff on another…

Cumin-Lime Cole Slaw

Central Delaware is the home to some very  tasty cabbage.  There are a few weeks a year when it is not to much fun to ride your bike past the fields of cabbage, breathing in the aroma; but once the crop is harvested, the cabbage can be enjoyed through the winter. Cole slaw was one of…

Leftover Turkey Mole Tacos in the Slow Cooker

I am posting this now because we froze some of our Thanksgiving leftover turkey for use on days just like this.  I have not felt like cooking since Thanksgiving – yes, almost 2 weeks! So, yesterday, I pulled two 2-cup bags of turkey out of the freezer into the fridge to defrost.  At lunchtime today,…

Minestrone

We recently added a 10 month old puppy to our family.  He is a Shar pei – Lab mix and, aside from being my son’s new best friend, is my constant companion in the kitchen when I cook.  He loves the end pieces of squash, carrots and tomato cores, and lays in wait for anything that…

Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Parsnips in the garden!!  Time to start harvesting. Carrots in the garden…all harvested, time to eat them all. Parsnips and carrots…sounds like time to roast some veggies.   But not just roast, but add some warm spices….cumin, coriander, and paprika….finish with some lemon juice…yum. Roasted Parsnips and Carrots Adapted from Roasted Parsnips with Cinnamon and…

Summer’s Bounty “Shakshouka”

I now have patty pan squash and carrots coming out of my ears! It seems like every dinner starts with a cutting board like the one below. My first night back to work after the California trip, I returned from Philadelphia and just stared at the produce in my kitchen, trying to come up with…

Carrot Salad Pita

I have been making this lunch dish for years, but this is the first time I have been able to make it with my own carrots; I am very excited! Stuffed into a pita, it makes a refreshing and healthy lunch. But is it equally good as a side salad with a meal.  It is…

Carrot Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

I can’t resist using my vegetables in baked goods.  Our freezer is already filled with 3 different versions of zucchini (or pattypan squash) bread, so what is next?  This carrot poppyseed bundt cake. My carrot harvest has been the best I have ever had.  They look good, they taste good. This version of carrot cake…