We bypassed all the snow here in D.C. (for now), but it’s still pretty cold out there.  Something warm and comforting is most definitely called for. I love vegetables.  I love greens.  However, from a vegetable standpoint, winter is tough.  Not a whole lot of variety this time of year when it comes to greens. … Continue Reading

I grew up in your typical American household, with your typical American diet (a child of the 70s/80s).  Frozen dinners?  Yep.  Processed food (including processed cheese)?  Yep.  Fluffy white bread?  Yep, plenty of that as well, not to mention marshmallow fluff, Swanson TV dinners, and various Entenmann’s products. Instead of the grilled cheese of my … Continue Reading

  When it comes to tapioca, you’ve most likely encountered it as a dessert, tapioca pudding perhaps?  As for a savory preparation, now this is an entirely new concept for me.  Recently enjoyed a savory tapioca at a restaurant in Dublin and instantly thought, wow, this is ingenious.  Made a mental note to recreate this at … Continue Reading

 A simple, rustic galette or free-form tart.  Nothing too fancy.  Nothing too extravagant.  But by no means lacking in personality…assorted, beautiful heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, a bit of cheese, a little sea salt and black pepper, all wrapped up in a homemade spelt butter crust.  Easy to assemble, the more rustic looking (misshapen) the better … Continue Reading

Today’s post is all about simplicity, letting the ingredients shine without too much fuss.  I picked up an assortment of mushrooms over the weekend, a medley of beautiful yellow and white oysters, maitakes, shiitakes, trumpets, creminis, and portabellos.  I can’t think of a better way to enjoy mushrooms than simply prepared on the grill — … Continue Reading