Category Archives: Vegetables

Yellow Tomato, Ginger and Lemongrass Shrimp over Coconut Rice

Today, on this snowy day in Maine when the kids are home from school, the column ran with this recipe for Yellow Tomato, Ginger and Lemongrass Shrimp over Coconut Rice.  There’s also a recipe for Butterscotch Mocha Cake with Butterscotch Buttercream that was inspired by Kate Schaffer’s Olive Oil Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream from […]

Rosemary Chicken and Dumplings – The Perfect Comfort Food

I don’t know about your area, but it’s been DANG cold here.  Like this cold… When it’s this cold, what makes me happiest is pots of simmering goodness on the stove and steaming up windows.  Chicken and dumplings  fits the bill to a tee. Also, if you’d like to see a demo, here’s me on […]

Spinach Soup – Eat Your Greens

After a spell of overindulgence, there’s nothing our bodies crave more than vegetables and especially green ones.   In all shapes and forms, greens are good for us and the greener, the better. Today’s column runs with a recipe for Spinach Soup and it’s variations.  The soup is a brilliant emerald-green and scrumptious and warm all […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Sides – A Supporting Role

This week’s column on Thanksgiving sides got me thinking of all the creative things you can do with vegetables (other than cream of mushroom soup and crispy onions).  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  Here are a couple of ideas for you if your family will let you try them! Roasted Mushrooms in Garlic […]

Spinach Smoothie – Green AND Tasty

A good friend of mine often shows up to our meetings together with her breakfast – a bright green drink so brilliant, it’s hard to know how she got it to be that green.  We are talking neon, nuclear green.   So one day, I asked her.  Spinach, she says, is the key, without the […]

Grilled Aspragus, Carrots and Radishes with Lemon Aioli – plus Radish and Red Onion Salsa

I used to seriously dislike radishes.  They are so sneaky – pretty, alluring red and then, BAM, hot-peppery-cabbage taste.  However, before you go nodding your head with the “uh, huh, sista,” consider a radish that’s not been sitting in a bag for two weeks waiting for some unsuspecting person who loves colorful food to put […]

Red Rice and Asparagus Salad

Easter weekend for us is always comprised of orphaned families, including ours, converging on our house for a large meal.  By ‘orphaned families’ I mean those families who don’t live near extended family and can’t always celebrate every holiday together.   Most of us don’t travel for this holiday, but instead, gather every year to create […]

Potato, Leek and Watercress Soup

Farmer Tom from Hope’s Edge delivered gorgeous fronds of leeks to me in early May last year – not nearly far enough into the growing season to have them as large as they were.  But these leeks were special.  They’d been heeled in and over-wintered under a deep layer of straw. When we had a […]

Walk Awaaaay From the Computer

Sometimes, no matter how mountainous the piles, no matter how voluminous the dust bunnies, no matter how numerous the emails, when a person opens the door to personally receive the mail from the mailman and feels not a blast of icy air but gentle warmth and gets a whiff of not brisk or crisp, but […]

Green! Its Green!

Radishes, spinach and lettuce seeds are all happily sprouting on the window sill in the kitchen where I can water them, love on them, enjoy them and talk to them.  The ground is still mostly covered with snow.  The skies are often gray but oddly bright with frequent white fluffy flakes drifting down.  And inside, […]

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