Garlic Soup with Poached Eggs and Croutons

I’ve been channeling my inner Julia again.  Mastering the Art of French Cooking is out and about and getting progressively more dog-eared on my counter.  When flipping through looking for some sauce or something, I stumbled across a recipe for Aigo Bouido Soupe a l’Oeuf, Provencale, or garlic soup with poached eggs.  We just received … Continue reading

What’s for dinner: Saturday

Dinner tonight was slightly experimental. The pasta is just capellini with olive oil, red pepper flakes, sliced garlic, Pecorino Romano, and chopped parsley. The parsley came from today’s CSA box, which is super green heavy. It’s called Pasta Mezzanotte and it takes about ten minutes to make. Super easy. It was fine, but not exciting. … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Risotto

This recipe is purely the result of trying to use up some items in the kitchen cabinet.  I had a bag of Arborio rice that I had long ago intended to turn into Greek rice pudding, but that never happened.  And the sweet potatoes from the CSA are piling up in a bowl on the … Continue reading

A CSA Christmas

This Christmas season was, by far, the busiest holiday season in my memory.  At some point, I just had to take a “one day at a time” approach to everything and worry about the rest as it came.  Make it through this Christmas pageant, make it through this party, make it through this family visit, … Continue reading

Fettuccine with Herbs and Goat Cheese

Please forgive the photo.  This recipe was somewhat accidental, and as such, the only photo I snapped was of my daughter’s plate as she started in on her second helping.  It’s a very simple recipe that resulted from throwing a bunch of odds and ends into a pot and then basking in the delicious result.  … Continue reading

Shrimp Etouffee

When I’m feeling crappy and stressed, sometimes I like to cook something slightly more involved. This is probably a little crazy, but having lots of stuff to keep track of and do with my hands is kind of mantra-like for me. And so yet again I profess my love for Emeril Lagasse and his recipes. … Continue reading

Easy Chimichurri

Parsley time!  Another herb that is hard to use in bulk.  But this easy chimichurri uses the entire bunch in one go.  And extras can be stored in the fridge for a while.  Chimichurri is great over meat, particularly beef or pork.  And it’s flavorful enough to cover up the fact that maybe, just maybe, … Continue reading