A Very Basil Gazpacho

And this is when the getting gets good for summer produce. Between the CSA and the farmers market, I’ve had a constant grin. Gorgeous tomatoes filling three bowls on the table? ...more

Greens, Greens and More Greens Pie

(We’re still doing a changeover to WordPress, and I’ve been lax about importing some older recipes. Note to self: Work faster on transferring old recipes! However, we received a reader request for this one ....more

Szechuan Yellow Bean Slammers

Do you have gorgeous summer beans that need to be used? Do you like a lot of heat? Then you’re going to love this recipe ....more

Making Homemade V8-Style Tomato Juice From Summer’s Tomato Harvest

(We’re still switching over to Word Press, so some older recipes haven’t appeared here yet. However, I received an email from a reader requesting this one from the vault, because she had a lot of wonderfully ripe summer tomatoes that she needed to use lickety-splickly. So, it just makes sense to get this recipe on the front page ....more

Summer Pasta with Asparagus and Mint

Mint is one of those things that you have, and kind of wonder what to do with. Sure, we all make mint juleps and maybe throw some fresh mint in brownies – but then what? My mother gave me a lot of mint recently,...more

Ginger’s Grilled Sugar Plum Salad

(Note: In no way was this salad endorsed by Jedd’s Aunt Ginger. However, since she gave me the sugar plums, I felt like she deserved a shout out. That said, I think she’d like it.) Earlier this week, we got back from five days on the road ....more

Maple Wasabi Chicken Skewers

A few weeks ago, we received some maple syrup in our CSA basket, as a little bonus. The people who run it, are all sorts of awesome. Coincidentally Jedd was in Boston recently, and he hit a Korean grocery store ....more

Potato, Turnip Greens, Cheddar and Thyme Tart

My newest green obsession is turnip greens. I want them in everything. They’re peppery and bright, and right now is the time when I can have as many as I want ....more

Amazing Homemade Everything Bagels

I love recipes where I get to write, “the hardest part of this process is finding a place to put the second cookie sheet.” And that’s the case here. Hello, easy-to-make homemade bagels! However, this recipe was a little odd, because I had help from my paternal grandmother – who passed away in 1998 ....more

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Seasoned Salt

The idea for these cookies came about like this: I was talking to our friend Steve on the phone,...more