Orecchiette with Tomato Sauce with Kale and Mushrooms

Groundhogs don’t seem to like curly kale.  Or at least my groundhog doesn’t.  When it ate every other green in my garden, it left the curly kale.  We not have the electric fence protecting the other greens, but the kale has been growing all along. I had some mushrooms in the fridge (a local food here…

Asparagus, Mushroom & Tomato Galette

With the crazy weather we are having, I am not sure how long the local asparagus will last.  Right now only 1 farm has any, so I will be taking advantage if it being here and making a couple of asparagus dishes this week. I also am on a mission to use as much of…

Turkey Tetrazzini

Typically turkey tetrazzini brings to mind a creamy pasta dish, but perhaps one that is a little bland and unexciting. Not so this tetrazzini. Creamy, yes, but it is loaded with flavor, downright delicious!This is a perfect way to totally repurpose leftovers into a brand new star dish. I would almost consider making turkey just…

Mushroom Noodle Latkes

Here is an amazing Hanukkah recipe from Chabad.org.  As you can tell, I love making latkes, and enjoy making latkes out of non-traditional foods, like apple or spinach & feta.  So, I just had to try noodle-based latkes.  And, one or our daughters was going to be home and she loves mushrooms, so this was…

A Lima Bean Twist on Goulash

Perhaps it is my Hungarian grandmother coming through, but I love, love, love this dish!  The paprika and lemon flavor combination made me so happy.  The dish felt like love from beginning to end. The love started at the beginning with shelling the lima beans. The process started with both Cam and the dog hovering,…

Sesame Asparagus Stir Fry

We are now in the height of asparagus season.  I went to Fifers farm market and picked up some thin asparagus for stir fry and thick asparagus for roasting.  The asparagus was beautiful. I also picked up some snap peas, mushrooms and carrots.  These are what I used for my stir fry, you can add other vegetables,…

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mushrooms

Alas, this is the last of the butternut squash from my garden.  It is a cute little squash, pretty much half the size of my average butternuts.  It is always with a bit of sadness that I make the last dish for each of the season’s crops. This pasta dish with butternut squash and mushrooms…

Asparagus, Mushroom and Tomato Stir Fry

When Arielle and I arrived at my friend Kelly’s house, we had in hand some asparagus Arielle had cut at Farmer Kim’s farm earlier in the day.  It was going to be the star of dinner after our Saturday hike. I won’t go into detail about the hike other than that we did a lot…