We Got The Beets: Ginger-Kissed Borscht

Yeah, we got the beets! Sorry, that old Go-Gos song gets stuck in my head, especially when I’m scrubbing a couple of pounds of beets to make borscht. See, I never peel my beets–lots of the nutrients are right under the skin, and besides, they are a pain in the tuckus to peel, so I […]

(Mostly) Local Autumn Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

(Are we still doing “Meatless Monday?” I’ve been out of the loop for so long, I have no idea. Just in case, here is a meatless salad for y’all to enjoy.) I think there must be something a bit backwards in the way that I am wired. Most people eat more salads in the summer […]

Happy Generic Winter Holiday: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week, while I was taking a bath and Kat was assisting by throwing rubber duckies into the tub on top of me, I decided to attempt to distract her by telling her that we were going to start making cookies this week for the holidays. And she said my favorite word in the English […]

Meatless Monday: Methi Malai Paneer

Or, in plain English, Paneer Cheese with Fenugreek Greens and Cream. I ask you all–how in the world can this be bad? It contains fried cheese, the tastiest greens this side of collards and cream. The answer of course is: it can’t possibly be bad! And it isn’t. It is, in a word, amazing. The […]

Meatless Monday: Aloo Mattar

I adore tiny French fingerling potatoes, especially when they are just dug from the earth and scrubbed of mud. The little bite-sized ones are amazingly sweet with the most lovely contrast between the earthy, slightly bitter skins and their creamy, nutty-sweet flesh. When you boil them, their skins pop under your teeth, releasing the meltingly-soft […]

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