Pesto: A Kat’s Favorite Dish

In the summer, I make pesto at least once or twice a week, and have been doing so for the last five or six years. I always plant an abundance of basil in the garden and then harvest it all summer long, enough to make a meal or two’s worth of pesto each week–so for […]

A Sweet For Sour Cherry Season

I like simple, unfussy desserts like tea cakes or fruit crumbles in the summertime because I prefer to showcase the natural flavors of seasonal fruits than play with finicky torte layers or rich buttercreams when it is hot and sticky outside. When it is hot, I don’t really want to eat much in the first […]

Vote For Your Favorite Farmer’s Market

And if you are in Athens, or have visited and love our market as much as we Athenians do, please vote for our market. The winning market gets a $5,000 prize from Local Harvest to use to promote healthy, local, sustainable agriculture. That much money would go a long way toward getting the Athens Farmer’s […]

Why Didn’t I Think of This Before? New Potatoes and Fresh Tomatoes with Pesto

Have you ever decided to cook a couple of things together that turned out to taste so good that you wondered why you had never ever cooked them that way before? That is what happened to me last night. I had some delicious tiny new potatoes–the variety is called Carola, and if you can get […]

Gobi Mattar:Purple Cauliflower and Pea Curry

Now, you know, purple cauliflower has -got- to be better than plain old white cauliflower. I mean, it -is- purple. And purple makes everything better. Purple hair–better. Purple paint–better. Purple cauliflower–better. Yeah, that is just my emotional, aesthetic sense talking. There is no reason to believe that purple cauliflower is actually better for you, right? […]

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