Field to Feast: Basil

As some of you know, I've had a hate-hate relationship with my kitchen for years. The minuscule corner butterfly sink, the cooktop with only two functional burners, and the narrow wall ovens that only operated one at a time were excellent clues that it was designed by someone who didn't do much … 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

Punched-Up Broccoli

Roasted vegetables. < yawn > Sure, why not? They're easy to make and tasty enough, but damned by faint praise. When was the last time they thrilled you? On a menu, they're usually the healthful choice rather than the one you expect to knock your socks off, and at home, the basic olive … Continue reading

From the Market: This & That Edition

I realized there were a lot of half-finished posts in my folder that didn't quite meet the mark individually, but worked together as a summertime pot luck, so that's what you get today. Hope you don't mind leftovers! To blame my recent lack of cooking and posting on the lazy, hazy days of … 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