I love big, bold flavors. Dishes with lots of spice. Am definitely not opposed to a touch of endorhpin-triggering heat (yeah, okay, I have a tendency to add hot sauce or chile oil to just about everything), though sometimes you just need to step back and appreciate something in its unadulterated state, as nature intended. This … Continue Reading

I love spring. It’s my favorite time of the year. Spring brings with it new beginnings and new growth. This includes many of my favorite vegetables: stinging nettle, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, green garlic, chive blossoms, strawberries (ok, and one fruit), and, of course, ramps — signs that spring and all her glory are in full swing. If only spring lasted 12 months; … Continue Reading

If you’ve swam in the ocean and got your feet tangled up in a slimy plant growing on the sea floor, then chances are you’ve encountered seaweed. If you’ve enjoyed sushi at your favorite Japanese restaurant, then you’ve mostly likely consumed seaweed. The vast variety of ‘weeds’ that grow in the sea that we refer … Continue Reading

I have notebook upon notebook filled with handwritten recipes. Something about writing down the recipes appeals to me…the sequence of events, from cookbook/magazine/computer screen/or where ever else I find inspiration — to brain — to hand — to pen-and-paper, is quite relaxing. When I’m feeling especially creative (and nerdy), I might even get out my … Continue Reading

I have an affinity for big, bold flavors. This Indian-spiced roasted cauliflower checks both boxes and has been a mainstay in my kitchen for years. Herbs and spices are the keys to heightening flavor. Take cauliflower, it’s rather bland on its own. Who likes raw cauliflower? Blah. But add some herbs and spices, roast it … Continue Reading