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,…

Spinach Stuffed Shells

When I was a child, I was a horrible eater, so picky.  One of my daughters was also a picky eater, and it was a real hassle, but she was easy compared to me.  My poor mother, there were so few dinners I would eat; I struggle to think of more than 5.  Often, she…

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…

Baby Spinach & Kale Omelet

Breakfast for dinner or breakfast for breakfast.  Omelets work for both. So simple, yet so tasty, omelets are often my fallback to use whatever I have around.  This time it was spinach and kale, local eggs, aged cheddar and pepper jack cheese. My husband opted for the cheddar, and me, the kick of the pepper…

Orecchiette with Seared Cauliflower, Chicken and Greens

It is funny that some of my favorite dishes are created when I am trying to clean out either my refrigerator or my cabinet.  This time I needed space in my refrigerator to prepare for Thanksgiving.  What needed to go?  half a cauliflower, half a bag of baby greens, and some chicken fingers that Cam…

Zucchini Chili

The last recipe of the season using my patty pan squash.  Finally, there are no more left in my fridge and none growing in the garden. It is just too bad I just found this one, it’s a surprise winner! It will be a staple next summer. The chili used many items from my garden:…

Hummus and Grilled Zucchini/Pattypan Squash Wrap

I had a friend coming over for lunch and did not have time to go to the store.  I promised something healthy.  Luckily, I had just enough in the house to make an adaptation of Ellie Krieger’s Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Wrap along with some spiced edamame from the garden. The star of this wrap…

Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola

The spinach in my garden is finally getting big and full enough to harvest.  When I went out to the garden I picked enough for a nice lunch salad. It had been a long time since I ate gorgonzola, I had forgotten how much more I like it than blue cheese; to me it has…

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds

It is time to use two of the ingredients I brought back from Israel:  Dates and Almonds. I have been eating both with my breakfast – greek yogurt with almonds and fresh fruit, with a date and a fig on the side.  But here was my opportunity to make them the stars at dinner-time… Yotam…

Roasted Chickpeas and Spinach

I am still in Israel, so I will share a post I wrote about a dinner I made a couple of weeks ago… After I made roasted chickpeas and spinach for dinner, we went out to my son’s art show. When we returned, our house was filled with such wonderful smells. Roasted cumin, coriander, onion…