How Local Can You Realistically Go?

I want you to look at that delicious bowl of pasta pictured here. This is what I tossed together for dinner tonight, because it was quick, easy and nutritious, and all of the ingredients except the pasta, olive oil, salt, Parmesan cheese and Aleppo pepper were local. Very local, in fact–everything else was grown right […]

The Miracle of Green

I thought that we were going to be able to terrace the back yard into a workable garden space this year; alas, however, the intractable slope remains intact. The French drains that keep the water run-off from turning our grassy hill into a mudslide have collapsed, resulting in a bog at the top of the […]

Will Curry Call Her Home One Day?

I suspect that I am quite lucky. Kat, although she has started doing the toddler food-controlling games, still loves real honest to God food. Here, you can see her using a regular sized spoon to feed herself homemade Cajun red beans and rice. Hardly a bland dish, my vegetarian version is filled with onions, garlic, […]

Moroccan Gazpacho

There is no traditional dish called Moroccan gazpacho. I just want to be clear about that up front. I made it up. I wasn’t the first person to make it up, apparently, but rest assured that any version of this soup you run across is not authentically Moroccan. It may be gazpacho, but it sure […]

Garam Masala Roasted New Potatoes

These potatoes are so simple to make, and they taste and look beautiful. This recipe started out with baby Carola potatoes. Carola is a German heirloom variety with thin, golden skin and creamy yellow flesh that has a slightly sweet, earthy flavor. Of course, you could use any kind of baby potatoes to make this […]

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