Ratatouille!

I never thought I’d say this, but I love ratatouille! I’ve always found it kind of gloppy. But when I had leftovers from the tart, I julienned them and found out that done just right, there is nothing gloppy or yucky about it! So this is more about my process than the ingredients, which are … Continue reading

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

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

Tuna Melts

Yes, more Emeril. Sue me. This is a great weeknight meal that is pescatarian , uses up some of my lovely yellow CSA tomatoes, and is a breeze to put together. Here is the original – I’ve changed it up just a little. And have I mentioned – the combination of Emeril and Martha is … Continue reading

Fast and Dirty Southwestern Tortilla Soup

I was stumped for something to cook the other day, but we’ve been going through cold after cold at my house (hello, preschool!) and soup seemed like a good idea. I started out thinking I’d do some kind of kale sausage thing, but switched midstream when I realized I had a bunch of CSA cilantro. … 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