Tuesday Dinner: Golden Vegetable Chowder

Golden Vegetable Chowder with Pepper Relish • Red Butter Lettuce with Tomatoes & Point Reyes Blue Cheese • Levain Rolls • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies I’m so angry. It feels so wrong to come up with chatty, pleasant, distracting words to say about dinner when I’m filled with so much rage at the racism of our country. Rage doesn’t do much good until it translates … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Golden Vegetable Chowder

Tuesday Dinner: Curried Lentil with Turmeric Yogurt

Curried Lentil & Tomato with Cauliflower and Turmeric Yogurt • All Green Salad with Tahini Dressing • Levain Rolls • Cardamom Cream Cheese with Kiwis It is so hard to wear a mask all day when it’s ninety degrees outside. I’m not going to not wear one, of course, but I might have to complain about it now and then. And when it’s hot like … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Curried Lentil with Turmeric Yogurt

Tuesday Dinner: Soupe au Pistou

Soupe au Pistou (French vegetable soup with white beans & pesto) • Lettuce & Arugula with Watermelon and Lemon-Honey Dressing • Levain Rolls • Soft Amaretti I don’t have any summer trips planned to the south of France, and I’m pretty sure you don’t either, but let’s all pretend for a minute, shall we? When you think “Provence,” maybe you think of Peter Mayle’s three-hour-long … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Soupe au Pistou

Tuesday Dinner: Zucchini-Tarragon Soup

Zucchini-Tarragon Soup with Garlic-Mustard Croutons • Salad with Beets & Lentils • Levain Rolls • Lemon-Almond Cookies Herbs are everywhere. The mint from my parents’ backyard smelled so good when I was making the salad dressing last week that I asked my dad to make me a mojito when I got back from my deliveries. At the market on Sunday, Adriana had piles of basil, … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Zucchini-Tarragon Soup

Tuesday Dinner: Green Curry Noodle Soup with Braised Pork

Green Curry Noodle Soup with Braised Pork • Thai Vegetable Slaw • Levain Rolls • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake We started out with “one day at a time,” then after a while it was “one week at a time.” This new idea of pep-talking ourselves “one month at a time” through the rest of this shelter-in-place feels pretty awful. There are so many silver linings to … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Green Curry Noodle Soup with Braised Pork

Tuesday Dinner: Black Bean Tortilla

Black Bean Tortilla Soup • Green Leaf Lettuce with Radishes, Red Cabbage, and Creamy Green Dressing • Levain Rolls • Tropical Dos Leches Cake What a better week I’ve had! If anyone needs a shot of positive energy and optimism, this is the time to talk to me. I’m not in fear of immediate infection and death, I’m feeling super happy with our California government … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Black Bean Tortilla

Tuesday Dinner: Avgolemono

Avgolemono (Greek Chicken & Rice Soup with Lemon & Dill) • Mixed Greens with Olives, Onions, and Lemon-Mint Dressing) • Levain Rolls • Chocolate-Almond Meringues We’re all still here. Good job, us. More and more folks are wearing a mask to the grocery store, to the farmer’s market, at the gas station, and generally people are getting better at understanding what “six feet away” means. … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Avgolemono

Tuesday Dinner: Herbed Cream of Tomato

Herbed Cream of Tomato • Romaine with Celery, Radishes, and Celery-Mustard Dressing • Levain Rolls • Peanut Butter Cookies I understand from books and television that many folks have a nostalgic, comforting connection to cream of tomato soup. I don’t. Andy Warhol aside, I don’t find canned tomato soup to be iconically wonderful, I just think it tastes like sugar water. (Not that I’m anti-Campbell’s; … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Herbed Cream of Tomato