While the venerable pig is one of my favorite beasts to cook, I followed the recipe I had, and made these spring rolls with tofu. And I have to admit: They were damned good.
Ah, soup weather in New England. The air in Salem is finally turning a little colder, at least in the evenings. There are few things I love more on a nippy night than having a steaming pot of soup bubbling merrily away on the stove. For this soup, I started with Julia Child’s famous Potato […]bacon, cognac, leek, potato, soup
Mmm, mmm, mmm. Give me a plate of these and a big glass of sangria and I’m a very happy mouse. These chicken fingers are a perfect foil for one of my favorite flavor combinations: chipotle and lime. They’re hot and spicy—and a little bit tart from a few squirts of fresh lime juice. A […]chicken, chipotle, cilantro, drizzles & dressings, garlic, lime, Sauces, sour cherry
I know. Here I am again, going on about bacon. (I can admit it. I might have a problem.) Ever since I made candied bacon with a chili and peach jam glaze a few weeks ago, I can’t get the stuff of my mind. This time, I wanted to try a different method. (All in the name of science, you understand.)bacon, candy, maple
We’ve been pining for summer weather here in Boston. It’s been cold, dreary, and drizzly for days. This pasta salad is like a little dose of summer—it’s cool, creamy, and an absolutely fabulous thing to bring to a picnic or barbecue. Assuming, that is, that the sun ever comes out.basil, garlic, goat cheese, olive oil, Pasta & starch, rosemary, shrimp
I’m totally guilty of having guacamole for dinner. Not the most well-balanced meal, I know, but I don’t do it that often. (And hey, I do usually dip veggies and rice crackers in it, as well as chips!) When we’re in a pinch and don’t feel like cooking, chances are I’ll grab a few avocados and go to town.avocado, cilantro, garlic, green onion, lime, serrano
Recently, my mom and I took a little road trip around the countryside in Northern Connecticut. When we happened across The Garlic Farm in West Granby, we knew we had to pull in and investigate. Here’s a photo tour of the farm, a bunch of info on garlic scapes (including how to cook them), plus […]garlic, olive oil, pesto, pine nuts