Within the past few days, I’ve cleaned out my local grocer of their supply of blood oranges. I can’t get enough of them. Wasn’t planning on doing anything in particular with them, save for enjoying them. Not everything needs to be blogged about, right? Well, that was a short-lived notion. When I sliced open the … Continue Reading

I’m always in search of ways to prepare “greens” beyond my usual routine of sautéing them in a pan with olive oil, fresh garlic, salt and pepper (and often, a generous dash of of hot sauce). Gnudi are an Italian (Tuscan) classic. As the name implies, gnudi are literally nude (nudi/naked), the ravioli filling without it’s … Continue Reading

  Kale has become über trendy, so I hope you’re not “kaled out” just yet.  There’s always a place at my table for kale.  Kale’s hearty leaves are the ideal addition to salads, soups, and stews.  Raw, braised, sauteed, or baked…an all-around versatile green. Sometimes (often) I yearn for nothing more than a nice, big … Continue Reading

This vibrant green kale, garlic scape, and pistachio pesto is all about simplicity.  Wanted to take advantage of the beautiful garlic scapes you find this time of year.  I used garlic scapes in this tasty soup the other day, but also had a garlic scape pesto in mind. Just needed to figure out what else … Continue Reading

 “It’s not easy being green”  says Kermit the Frog. Am fascinated by the medicinal properties of plants. Stinging nettle is one of those plants with a long healing history. A little history on nettles… Dating back to as early as the 3rd century B.C., Greeks prescribed nettle juice to treat snake and scorpion bites.  The … Continue Reading