Vietnamese Spring Rolls – Goi Cuon

When we get a lot of lettuce from the CSA, especially that beautiful red Romain, I like to do a “roll your own springrolls” night. There’s no set recipe, just a bunch of stuff out on plates that we can roll up in rice paper and eat. Here’s a list of possible ingredients: cooked shrimp … Continue reading

Carrot and Kale Capatavi

Carrot Kale Capatavi!  Carrot Kale Capatavi!  Carrot Kale Capatavi! It’s more than just a tongue twister.  It’s a good, vegetarian meal that even a toddler will eat.  If you don’t have capatavi at your disposal, any tubular pasta will work. 1 lb carrots, sliced into 1/4″ rounds 2 T butter 1 lb capatavi, or other … Continue reading

Fennel Risotto and Braised Carrots

Fennel showed up in the box again.  And once again I was a bit flummoxed as to how to use it.  But over this last year receiving a CSA, I’ve figured out that a pretty good formula for dealing with vegetables is to mix them into a carb (pasta or rice) and add cheese.  Hence, … Continue reading

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

There’s a Greek restaurant in town that makes the most amazing soup.  It’s got lemon, chicken, orzo, and some veggies in it.  It finally dawned on me to search out a similar recipe to make at home, and that recipe has now become a lunchtime staple in my house.  I’m sure the soup has some … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic Beets and Carrots

Root veggies can be difficult to use up – especially when they have different textures. This is a technique I use most often for hard root veggies such as beets and carrots. If I’m using softer ones like turnips and potatoes, I add them to the cooking process later. Beets and carrots go great together. … Continue reading

Scalloped Carrots

For as long as I can remember, my mother-in-law has brought a scalloped carrot dish to Thanksgiving that makes my husband week in the knees.  This dish is one of his top ten favorite foods and, until recently, it only made an appearance once a year on the Thanksgiving day table.  But not too long … Continue reading