close

The Last of the Beets

I suppose all good things must come to an end. Today, that good thing was the beets from the garden. Victor wasn’t a huge fan of them until he found out that they all didn’t taste like those red things coming out of a can. Once he tasted a fresh go...

Fig Tart

I just realized the danger of winging a recipe. Victor declared this tart to be one of the five best things I have ever made – and while I have a pretty good idea of what I did, I didn’t measure or write anything down. Curses, says I. It was a bit ...

Brisket

I didn’t have a Jewish Bubbe to teach me how to cook a brisket and the briskets of my Irish yo...

Salsa

When the garden gives tomatoes and peppers, it’s time to make salsa! I make a lot of fresh sal...

Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes in Olive Oil

There are days when I am just not the brightest color in the crayon box… We have a bit of an o...

Tomato Sauce

It seems like just yesterday that I was lamenting the lack of tomatoes. I am officially lamenting n...

Eggplant Timbale

Victor spent the day in the kitchen whilst I was at work, today… We harvested another seven eg...

Malloreddus and Sauce from the Garden

When the going gets tough, the tough get cooking. Yeah… it’s been tough the past few day...

Stuffed Tomatoes

The tomatoes are finally coming in – fast and furious! That means time to figure out yet anoth...

Sweet and Savory Tarts

The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts All on a summer’s day.  The Knave of Hearts he stole the ...

Eggplant and Pepper Lasagne

Last night we were discussing tonight’s dinner – Victor had said he wanted to make an eg...

Jacques Pepin’s Individual Chocolate Nut Pies

The newest cook book to come into the house is Essential Pepin. To say that I am enamoured of Jacque...

Stuffed Peppers

It’s the garden that keeps on giving – and it really hasn’t even started, yet! Whi...

Crespelle and Tomatoes

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by a recipe I saw in Fine Cooking Magazine. I didn’t ...