Category Archives: Dinner

The Secret to Bright Green Italian Basil Pesto

  Pesto? Come on, you are thinking, everyone knows how to make pesto. Yes. I know. It was one of the first dishes I ever tried to make (aside from a botched 6-year-old effort at vegetable soup with water and … Continue reading

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New Potatoes, Peas, and Peppercress Salad

We planted our peas in February and counted every milestone we could invent: First sprout poking through the ground. The number of peas shoots that made it past the onslaught of slugs and snails in the first two weeks. The … Continue reading

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What to Make with Your Herb Garden: Lemon Verbena Green Tea and a Fava, Pea, Artichoke Salad with Parsley and Thyme

Alright, this post is a two-fer, food and drink. One of my favorite things about having a garden again is having fresh herbs. I believe for two bucks you can get three sprigs of organic cilantro at Trader Joe’s or … Continue reading

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Food of love…Israeli Couscous with Carrots, Moroccan Olives, and Preserved Lemon

Last weekend we had a bridal shower for my sister. I had some help making the food and I was off the hook for drinks, but I a little problem. I had to transport food for about twenty-five people over … Continue reading

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Chipotle Egg Tacos with Israeli Feta and Sautéed Greens

I love breakfast. If you haven’t been able to tell from my site, we have such a large repertoire of breakfasts over here that my kids think Cheerios are just snack food and Rice Krispies are for putting in cookies. … Continue reading

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Inept-but-Earnest-Cook Night: Seven Vegetable Moroccan Couscous in Fifteen Minutes

As I mentioned the other day, some variation of this couscous is my go-to dinner when I want to go from no plan to homemade dinner on the table in 15 minutes. This is installation three of “Guy’s Turn” or … Continue reading

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Cumin-Cauliflower Fritters with Lime Yogurt Sauce

One of my favorite cookbooks is Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. The photos are gorgeous and artsy, depicting what seems like just my type of place. Big plates piled high with colorful salads and vegetables, a variety of beautiful meat dishes, and … Continue reading

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Apple Rosemary Tartine with Aged Gouda

This is a little story about a sandwich and a bakery. I make a lot of quick  “from scratch” meals over here. Sometimes lunch is just what my kids are eating (often yogurt and a piece of fruit), but sometimes … Continue reading

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