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A warm ginger and hot pepper syrup to drizzle over cool cantaloupe.
Acorn squash soup with the tang of buttermilk and the warmth of garam masala. Fall is almost here!
These are Jimmy Nardello's, and while they look like a hot pepper, they are actually a sweet frying pepper. I roasted them.
Summer grilled vegetable tart - grilled tomatoes and zucchini layered with basil pesto and goat cheese in a savory tart dough.
Tomato soup with basil and roasted garlic - how I put my flawed tomatoes to good use.
The grilled vegetable stack of summer, complete with homemade ricotta and a mint & walnut pesto.
Sweet corn ice cream. The marriage of the flavor of summer and cold, creamy ice cream.
Grilled carrots with freshly grated ginger, cumin, and mint. Served over lentils and pistachios.
Turnip gnocchi - turning this humble vegetable into bites of pillowy goodness.
Roasted beet salad with a mint & walnut pesto and an orange reduction.
Homemade kimchi tops a grilled breakfast pizza with bacon and egg. Also, I'm addicted to kimchi.
Lentil salad with cucumber, kalamata olives, and mint. Cook up a big batch of lentils for the week.
It's time to start harvesting basil! Thai basil ice cream to cool down this weekend.
Raw beet salad with fresh coconut, oranges, mint, and mustard seeds.
Spinach pasta ravioli with a roasted garlic and oozy egg yolk filling
Bok choy with skirt steak and brown rice, and other recipes from the first week of my CSA subscription.
Roasted beets with pistachio butter from Mario Batali's newest cookbook, Molto Gusto.
Rhubarb sponge pudding for dessert - and my first savory attempt at rhubarb with a rhubarb dal.
Puff pastry, whipped cream, strawberries, basil!
Dried cherries soaked in Grand Marnier - a building block for a delicious dessert!
Eggs nestled in spinach sauteed with sweet garlic and freshly grated nutmeg.
Drying homemade beet pasta for future use. Eating the fresh pasta with an orange-balsamic vinaigrette!
Fried polenta with a poached egg and fresh chives. My chives were the first herbs to Spring up in the garden!
How to milk an almond
For the beet lover: earthy beets contrasted by fresh parsley and zingy balsamic. A twist with caraway seeds in the dressing.
Crispy roasted chickpeas with cumin are my current favorite salty snack. They also make a great garnish.
Honey-kissed citrus is round out by creamy and savory greek yogurt.
Quinoa with sweet potato and lime. This hit the mark with that sweet-sour-salty combination.
One benefit of homemade applesauce is experimentation: cranberry star anise, or even curry. Don't be scared - you've had sweet & savory before and love it, and you'll love this too.
My mom taught me how to make the best banana bread: cram as many overripe bananas in as the batter will allow.