I was walking down the grocery aisle and a bag of rigatoni caught my eye. What if this weren’t a giant-sized American main dish, but rather a more elegant first course?
A handwritten note from my grandmother on an early 1960’s newspaper recipe, “Danish” Cucumber Salad said, “Good!” So it must be. And so it is. Now, it’s even better.
Big bold flavors, and super-fast. Isn’t that want you want sometimes? Thick sliced, roasted tomatoes with a dollop of pesto and melted cheese.
When a friend (or farmers’ market) gives you freshly picked fava beans, smile, say thank you, and get shelling!
Potatoes are like flavor sponges. Being a fairly blank palette, what you put into them makes a big difference.
My Polish half is calling me. It seems I cannot go very long without pickling something. Today: Mushrooms!
Polenta often sounds fancy on a restaurant menu. But it originated as a low-cost, filling peasant food from Northern Italy. And, it couldn’t be easier to make.