Fasolado (Greek White Bean & Celery Soup) • Romaine with Olives, Red Onion, and Roasted Peppers • Grainy Levain Rolls • Lamingtons Adriana’s celery is so gosh darned delicious that I’ve been thinking of how to use it as a central ingredient. This chilly, damp weather led my thoughts toward bean soups, and then to the idea of this specific soup, one where white beans … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Fasolado (Greek White Bean & Celery Soup)
Chinese-Style Braised Pork with Winter Vegetables and Noodles • Peanut-Cabbage Slaw • Multigrain Levain Rolls • Almond-Sesame Cookies Lunar New Year starts this weekend; celebrations continue for two weeks. Semi-coincidentally, we’ve got an Asian-inspired meal this week. I mean, yes, I knew Lunar New Year was coming up, but mostly it just happens that all I feel like eating right now are stir-fries and rice … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Red-Cooked Pork with Winter Vegetables & Rice Noodles
Mushroom-Barley with Parslied Sour Cream • Romaine with Beets & Celery • Levain Rolls • Citrus Mess I made winter vegetable lasagna for a catering client last week. I was sautéing mushrooms for the lasagna, I thought about how delicious they were but how I rarely cooked or ate them for myself because neither of my kids like them. And that’s where you guys come … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Mushroom-Barley
I woke up to rain this morning. I love a rainy day when I don’t have anything urgent to do; the rain takes away all of those annoying feelings of “I should be doing something.” It’s the perfect excuse to stay indoors and do nothing. Rain was a contributing factor to why I failed my first class ever, during sophomore year at UCSC. It was … Continue reading Notes & Stories: Rainy Days
Blackeyed Pea & Vegetable • Cabbage & Brussels Sprout Slaw with Daikon & Mandarins • Levain Rolls • Orange-Cornmeal Cookies Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed some time with your families, and got to do something fun. We had a lovely all-family trip to Corrales, New Mexico. Unfortunately, we were struck by some awful germs…it was like dominos falling. There were always … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Blackeyed Pea & Vegetable
Have you heard? It’s not just a new year, but a new decade. Yes, of course you’ve heard. I’m sure you, like me, have not been able to escape all the best-of lists and ten-year challenges and decade recaps. Maybe you, unlike me, even enjoy reading or creating those kinds of lists. Personally, I’m over it. I just turned fifty, “just” as in yesterday. I’ve … Continue reading Notes & Stories: Enough with the Recaps!