Tapenade with Grilled Eggplant

Continuing that salty-savory theme from yesterday, Darcie and I have a flavorful, simple dish to finish up Small Bites Week here at the Advent Calendar. Mixed-olive tapenade is easy to whip up the day before a big party (in fact, it's better if you do!) and you can throw the assembled … Continue reading
Fresh dill

Field to Feast: Dill

When Kasha suggested dill as an ingredient for this week's Field to Feast challenge, I was stumped. It doesn't grow well on my deck, so I never have it around and therefore haven't really experimented with it beyond the occasional pickles or recipes here and there that call for it. So perhaps this … Continue reading

Field to Feast: Spinach

Kasha and I are back with more Field to Feast posts this week! Head over to The FarmGirl Cooks for more ideas on what to do with what's in season. Spinach never was something I ate as a child, so I'm not sure when or where I developed my love for it, but love it I do. And after hardneck garlic, … Continue reading

One Meatball (and No Spaghetti)

Yes, it's cold and snowy out there and I already only want to eat meat until spring, but I also work in New York, where it's impossible to spend any time at all without having meatballs thrust upon you. (Er, "without encountering meatballs"? "Without reading about them" or "passing a restaurant … Continue reading

From the Market — Week 3

I haven't come close to using everything I picked up at the market this weekend, but here's a good sampling of what we've had. Strawberries. Oh, yes. Divine, luscious, sweet, knock-your-socks-off strawberries, the memory of which will drive me away from the display at the grocery store that … Continue reading