Tuesday Dinner: Fasolado (Greek White Bean & Celery Soup)

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)

Tuesday Dinner: Red-Cooked Pork with Winter Vegetables & Rice Noodles

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

Tuesday Dinner: Mushroom-Barley

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

Tuesday Dinner: Blackeyed Pea & Vegetable

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

Notes & Stories: Enough with the Recaps!

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!

Tuesday Dinner: Cream of Broccoli

10 December 2019 Cream of Broccoli • Mixed Greens with Radishes & Oranges • Levain Rolls • Warm Persimmon Pudding with Whipped Cream We’ve got what I think is a perfect mid-holiday relaxed dinner tonight. I don’t know about you, but I find myself eating way too much sugar (hello cookies!) and deliciously salty meat products at this time of year. It starts with Thanksgiving … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Cream of Broccoli

Tuesday Dinner: Lemony Chickpeas with Spinach

Lemony Chickpeas with Spinach • Mixed Greens with Oranges, Olives, and Almonds • Sesame Levain Rolls • Chai-Spiced Sugar Cookies This week we pivot from traditional autumn flavors toward the Middle East and Mediterranean. I’ve made this soup multiple times, because many of you have told me it’s one of your favorites. It’s right up there on my mental “never stop making these or my … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Lemony Chickpeas with Spinach