Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beet Risotto with Fresh Arugula from the Garden

Last summer I attempted to renew my vegetable gardening after a 35-year hiatus.  I bought a small raised-bed self-contained garden and put it behind the garage.  I did my planting late in the Spring (lazy and disorganized, as usual), but … Continue reading

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Vegan Umami

I’ve been making Tartine bread for almost a year now, always starting with Chad Robertson’s designs and then improvising on the proportions and ingredients.  Today I finally made his Basic Country Bread almost exactly as written.  (I say almost because … Continue reading

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April is Pickling Ramps Month

This may not be a nationally-recognized celebration, but it is in my kitchen.  I experimented a few times with ramps (essentially a wild leek, available about three weeks a year) eight or ten years ago, but had little culinary success. … Continue reading

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My Go-To Tofu Dish for Red Wines

Most of the time, when I think about what I will make for dinner, I have in mind matching a full-bodied, fruity red wine — from grapes such as Garnacha, Aglianico, Syrah, etc.  Being a vegan this past year has … Continue reading

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