Tomato Tart

Okay, so you know how I said I don’t make pastry? Well, this time I did and I did not explode. It turns out pate brisée is a breeze! The only thing I did different was blend the flour, salt, and chilled butter in the food processor rather than trying to cut it in. Then I … Continue reading

Pumpkin Crepes with Gorgonzola Sauce

Hi! I’m back! Things are a little nutty right now and I keep forgetting to photograph my work. But I did cook up a giant load of pumpkin the week after Halloween, and now I’m trying to find ways to use it. The night I cooked up all the pumpkin (that’s a big Cinderella pumpkin … Continue reading

Kitchen Disaster = Shiny New Recipe

I’ve made a lot of one pot dinners lately. You may have noticed. Tonight I got all ambitious and was going to make three dishes:  Salmon with Red Pepper Pesto, Brown Butter Orzo, and sautéed chard with garlic. Nice! Well, I made the pesto, browned some butter and got the orzo cooking, cleaned and sliced … Continue reading

Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza

This is a super simple recipe from Cooking Light. I know, grocery store rotisserie chicken is not the most noble or slow food thing out there, but sometimes Mama needs a break. I did, however, use home made CSA pesto instead of store bought. It’s a basic pesto – basil, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, … Continue reading

Arugula Pecan Pesto

Arugula is a tricky beast. It’s got a bit of a sharp flavor that can be overwhelming. But if I find  some other element to mellow it out it can be really delicious. I made a fairly standard pesto using arugula instead of basil and pecans instead of pine nuts: 3 C arugula, packed 1-2 … Continue reading