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Oven Braised Artichokes

I saw artichokes at the store this morning. Purple, even… At 99¢ a piece, I had to get a couple. When we were kids, artichokes were steamed and the leaves dipped in mayonnaise. That was the one and only way to eat an artichoke that I knew. They were gr...

Gnocchi and Beets

For as long as I have known Victor, he has stated that he hates beets. Hates. Loathes. Despises. Doesn’t like. Won’t eat. You get the picture. Naturally, I love them, but convincing Victor that they were good was not going to be an easy task. Then,...

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Home. Back to reality. The upside of living here is the proximity to New York City. The downside is ...

Savory Pumpkin Tart

A couple of months ago when I was perusing recipes for Thanksgiving – yes, I start thinking ab...

The Importance of a Well-Stocked Larder

I threw out dinner, tonight. It’s something I haven’t done in years, but it needed doing...

Lentils and Fennel

This is a riff on a Bon Appetit recipe I found about 5 years ago. I’ve made it many times and ...

Canning Little Grandma’s Eggplant Appetizer

Mother Nature is smiling down on us because one eggplant plant is producing eggplant for the world! ...

Fig Jam

Last week was a whirlwind. It started with a company party and overnight in Philadelphia, brunch wit...

Eggplant Rollatini

The eggplants are coming in fast and furious. Every day there are more flowers and more fruit. It&#...

Playing Peter Piper

Victor and Blanche were out back early this morning checking out the garden. Things are coming in fa...

Garden Bounty

We did a bit of tag-teaming in the kitchen, today.  We picked a bit of produce from the yard and ha...

Tuna Steaks and Garden Bounty

Dinner was easy to pull together, tonight. The green bean salad was already made, the pesto was alre...

Sunday in the Kitchen

It’s been a fun day in the kitchen. I made Mint Pepper Jelly and fried peppers, and Victor mad...

Gatò di Patate and Veggies from the Garden

Our friend George, in Sicily, has a lot of recipes on his website – very basic, simple Sicilia...

Blueberries and Cauliflower

I’m still working on cauliflower from the garden. It’s pretty amazing how many different...