Fennel and Purple Potato Gratin

This gratin was pretty easy to put together, but certainly not very quick.  Regular russet potatoes can be substituted in for the purple potatoes with no issues.  I was sad that the purple potatoes lost their bright color in the baking.  I was looking forward to plunking down a scoop of K-State purple potatoes and … Continue reading

Ratatouille Tart

I recently discovered I actually love puff pastry. I had made a recipe once before and had opted for the expensive, artisanal kind at my grocery store and it turned out incredibly greasy. Turns out most puff pastry is not greasy – just delicious. No now I buy the conventional brand – but do let … Continue reading

Baked Chard Frittata

My CSA posted this recipe on their Facebook page last week and I knew I wanted to try it. But I ended up making a bunch of changes. A lot of chard recipes say to discard or save the stems for another use, but I like to use them with the greens when possible. The … Continue reading

Fish Chowder

Recently, thanks to the generosity of Michelann and the fact that her house was overrun with fish from her husband’s recent fishing trip, I came to have several pounds of beautiful, fresh redfish in my fridge.  Since it was only 95 degrees that day and as close to fall as we’re going to get anytime … Continue reading

Okra and Tomato Stew

Okra, tomatoes, and onions.  That’s about all that goes into this simple and easy stew.  I’ve been avoiding making anything with the word “stew” in the name for the past few *very hot* months, but finally broke down and made this NY Times recipe for okra stew.  Overall, it was good.  Very easy to make, … Continue reading