Category Archives: Vegan

Broccoli Rabe with Matzo Balls

When it comes to ethnicity, food, and wine, I encourage vigorous interactions. They usually produce results that are unorthodox, exciting, and very successful. Such was the case with my lunch today. Our local farmers produce excellent vegetables, including greens of … Continue reading

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#21 – Moroccan Eggplant and Olive Tagine

I bought my first computer in 1995, for the explicit purpose of scanning recipes from food magazines I had saved. I knew computers were available earlier, but I needed two accessories in addition to accomplish my goal: (1) a high-quality … Continue reading

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Salad of Chioggia Beets, Daikon Radish, and Sorrel

One of the joys of being in New England during the last 10 years had been the explosion of high quality, local farmers who are providing fresh fruits and vegetables to passionate cooks like us. This month I’ve written a … Continue reading

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Raving About Radicchio

I have always loved bitter greens, and most of all, Radicchio di Treviso. One of my best meals in March was a salad made with Tuna Fish, Radicchio, and Cannellini Beans. Thinly-sliced Castelfranco Radicchio and chopped Gaeta olives were all … Continue reading

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Cianfotta

Back to Italy again, this time to Campania. The dish is Cianfotta, a vegetable stew, originating in Naples and vicinity. While it would normally be made in late summer with fresh vegetables from the region, we have the luxury these … Continue reading

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Tonarelli

This relatively obscure pasta shape is becoming my favorite fresh pasta. What is unique about it is that, when I roll out the sheet of pasta, I don’t roll it anywhere near as thin as I do with other shapes. … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Paella

So far, January has been a marvelous month for cooking. One of the best dishes was inspired by the food blog, Lemons + Anchovies. It was a vegetarian paella dish, and it called for all of the ingredients I had … Continue reading

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Using What You’ve Got

One day last week, when I was cooking for myself, I opened the refrigerator and found mostly odds and ends of ingredients, but nothing that suggested a traditional meal. Among the items I needed to use before they went bad … Continue reading

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Ravioli – Cannelloni – Chanukah

Chanukah arrived early this year, which provided a couple of good occasions for making and enjoying fresh pasta. The feature ingredients were fresh-picked spinach from Small Farm and Kite Hill Almond Milk Ricotta from Whole Foods. The 8th and last … Continue reading

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Tartine Einkorn Bread

I’ve been happily making my standard sourdough breads every three or four weeks for much of this year, so I recently decided to explore some new breads. Chad Robertson’s Tartine Book No. 3 has been on my shelf for some … Continue reading

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