Swiss Chard Phyllo Pie

This recipe started life as an attempt to use up some frozen phyllo I had hanging around, but it ended up being something the husband and I fought over the last piece.  This is great for a light lunch or supper, or as an addition to a brunch. Swiss Chard Phyllo Pie 1/2 c onion, … Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Chip Scones

This was a happy accident recipe.  I had set some mint to steep in some cream to make some mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Then…well, I got lazy.  I left it in the fridge for a day or so and decided I didn’t have enough eggs to spare to make ice cream base and my … Continue reading

Amaranth Greens and Sweet Pea Frittata

Ahhh, the frittata.  The catch all for those vegetables you just don’t know how to handle.  When amaranth greens showed up again, I decided that the forgiving vehicle of a fritatta to get them to the table. Seriously.  How pretty are those leaves? It’s like summertime in a skillet! And anything that ends with a … Continue reading

Frittata Margherita

I love summer vegetables.  I love basil and tomatoes and dinners that take only 15 minutes from walking in the door to sitting at the table.  The frittata is the perfect vehicle for a fast dinner.  It’s easy, flexible, and you usually have all you need in the larder to complete the meal. Frittata Margherita … Continue reading

Arugula and Eggs on a Raft

Arugula.  Ugh.  I cringe every time I pull it out of the box.  I’m just not a fan.  I went into this meal completely uninspired.  I stumbled across a recipe for open faced arugula sandwiches somewhere on the internet, but only looked at the picture, not even reading the recipe because I was cringing at … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Sometimes you just don’t need to mess with the classics.  Basil season, tomato season, Caprese.  Fresh mozzarella layered with fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator*, sprinkle on basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Pile on some proscuitto if you’ve got it, and you have the recipe … Continue reading

Apple, Fennel, and Onion Pie

I was flipping through my copy of I’m just Here for More Food by Alton Brown, looking for a cobbler recipe, and I stumbled across this apple, fennel, and onion pie.  As CSA luck would have it, I had all three of these things in my fridge and absolutely nothing to do with them.  I … Continue reading

What’s for dinner: Whenever

I’ve lost track of the days. Last weekend was my daughter’s 3rd birthday party and this week has just kind of disappeared. I keep taking pictures of stuff and then forgetting to write about it. So here’s a few that were worth noting. Above, my not as lovely version of Framed Cooks’ Fettuccine with Leeks … Continue reading

What’s for Dinner: Monday

I’ve decided to try out a new type of post. Much of what I cook on a weekly basis is a repeat or adaptation of recipes I’ve already blogged, or sometimes a new recipe that I haven’t perfected yet. I realized that while that might not be interesting from a “I want to make this … Continue reading