Cauliflower-Spinach Frittata in a Sweet Potato Crust

Quiches are one of my favorite things to make, everyone in my family loves them.  They are typically fairly healthy, but I wanted to make an even healthier version.  So, this is a cross between a quiche and a frittata, using a sweet potato crust. And surprisingly, my son the pie-crust-lover deemed this to be…

Persian Sweet Potato Stew

It feels so good to be cooking again. Making dinners and baking breads really does serve to center me. Especially when I get to use foods I grew. Even though I am planning and preparing my garden for this season, I still have lots of sweet potatoes that I harvested in the fall. This stew…

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Spinach Empanadas

I had spent days and days baking cookies and cakes for Hanukkah. I thought I was finally finished baking.  I went through 10 lbs of flour in just a few days! I put away my baking mat and pushed the standing mixer back into the corner. I was done. And the next day…I decided to…

Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups

Time to use another section of my giant crookneck squash. I roasted about 2/3 of the neck and since I only needed 2 1/2 cups of pulp, it was still too much , so I will need to find another use for the couple of extra cups of pulp. Since even just the plain roasted…

Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad

Refreshing decadence! Not much more to say than that.  Enjoy! Ok, there’s more to say.  But mostly about the watermelon.  Several years ago the Magee’s hired me to help them apply to use an historic farm property for a farm market and u-pick. We were successful and over the past few years they have built…

Spinach & Potato Frittata

I am finally harvesting some spinach from the garden!! Spring must actually be here (even if the sun hasn’t made an appearance yet). It has been a frustrating spring.  First, the groundhog came back and ate all the greens I planted (except spinach, he doesn’t like spinach). Then I put up a solar powered electric…

Mediterranean Style Quiche

While I wait for my garden to start producing this year I still have sun-dried tomatoes from my garden and eggs from Farmer Kim. These tomatoes were in my fridge, so the oil has solidified a bit.  That is fine, it will melt and be quite useful when the tomatoes are cooked. Perhaps a more…

Kuku-ye Sabzi, II (Persian Heb Omelette)

Persian new year is here and one traditional dish to serve is kuku-ye sabzi, an herb omelet. Sabz is also the color green, and that is exactly how this kuku should look when you cut into it, a nice deep green. It starts with a mix of herbs and green vegetables.  I like to include spinach, although…

Quick Braised Asparagus, Green Beans, Edamame and Spinach

Spring has finally arrived in Delaware! And with it, the ability to get my garden tilled and ready for the main spring planing. My husband spent the afternoon enjoying the sunshine while the tiller shook his arm so much that his fitbit thought he did 27,000 steps! While he was busy in my garden (ok,…