Salmon with Potatoes, Asparagus and Aioli

This beautiful meals comes together quickly thanks to steaming the asparagus right on top of the potatoes. And you can substitute store bought mayo doctored with a little garlic and lemon juice for the aioli. ... Read more »

How to Make the Most of Green Garlic Season + Pasta w/ Green Garlic Recipe

...use some of the stalk as well.   I use it, liberally, anywhere garlic is called for. It’s delicious in soups and salad dressings and added to dips and particularly homemade mayonnaise–a green garlic aioli, really! Unlike mature garlic, green garlic needs to be refrigerated and used within a week.   Happy Spring!   P.S. I’ve just recorded this video on pantry stocking and my concept of the &ldqu... Read more »

Perfect Green Beans

Fresh green beans cooked in well-salted boiling water for 4 minutes are so good. Enjoy as is or with some aioli.... Read more »

Fragrant Rice with Lemon, Dill, Peppers and Carrots

[caption id="attachment_14077" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Served with meatballs loaded with cilantro and dill and dill aioli.[/caption] This feels like an elegant dish thanks to the lemon and dill but is very simple and suitable to a variety of vegetables. Any combination of sweet and hot peppers would be good. You could add diced summer squash or greens beans or fava beans or peas or fennel. . .... Read more »

Spanish Tortilla

This classic Spanish dish is a kind of potato frittata and is delicious at room temperature as well as warm and is thus a welcome picnic/potluck dish. Don't skimp on the olive oil. It will be hard to un-mold and not as tasty if you do.... Read more »

Grated Parsnip Frittata I

This makes a wonderful appetizer and can feed lots of people, cut into thin wedges. It also keeps well and is a good room temperature snack. And it's a great way to work through lots of parsnips. You can substitute potatoes, carrots or other roots for some of the parsnips. For a richer version try Grated Parsnip Frittata II. ... Read more »

Grilled Fennel

This is a simple delicious way to serve fennel, and lots of it, if you have quite a bit. You can dip the grilled wedges in aioli or toss with salsa verde or just enjoy as is.... Read more »

Using Prepared Pantry Items in Everyday Meals

...  Broccoli, Potato, Celery & Cilantro Salad w/ Aioli Dressing (aioli) Caldo Verde (Cabbage/Kale & Potato Soup w/ Chorizo) (veggie bouillon, sausage in freezer) Celery & Chickpea Salad (cooked chickpeas) Chard, Leek, White Bean & Cilantro Soup (over garlicky toast w/ an egg on top) (cooked beans, veggie bouillon) Chicken Noodle Soup (chicken stock) Cook-with-what-you-have Fried Rice (cooked... Read more »

Sauces, Dressings, Vinaigrettes

...  Aioli (garlicky homemade mayonnaise): to use as a dip, sandwich spread, in deviled eggs, with fish or meat, in a salad dressing, etc.   Salsa Verde (Italian Parsley Sauce): to dress roasted vegetables, as a soup garnish, sandwich spread, w/ eggs, etc.   Fresh Sorrel & Cilantro Sauce: Delicious with fish, eggs, grilled meat, roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes Romesco Sauce: This Spanish sauce of toasted bre... Read more »

Broccoli, Potato, Celery, Cilantro, Scallion Salad w/ Leftover Aioli

I was feeling a wee bit sorry for myself. My husband had gotten the Boeuf Bourguignon (something I make very rarely) leftovers to take to work and here I was back at my desk after a nice long winter break with no lunch, yet! I rummaged around the fridge and found: 1 boiled potato I had (wisely) saved from the Boeuf Bourguignon dinner, celery, scallions, broccoli, very wilty cilantro and a little container of leftover aioli. 7 min... Read more »

How to Make the Most of Green Garlic Season + Pasta w/ Green Garlic Recipe

…use some of the stalk as well.   I use it, liberally, anywhere garlic is called for. It’s delicious in soups and salad dressings and added to dips and particularly homemade mayonnaise–a green garlic aioli, really! Unlike mature garlic, green garlic needs to be refrigerated and used within a week.   Happy Spring!   P.S. I’ve just recorded this video on pantry stocking and my concept of the “living” pantry aka herbs you can easily grow in a pot by…

Using Prepared Pantry Items in Everyday Meals

…  Broccoli, Potato, Celery & Cilantro Salad w/ Aioli Dressing (aioli) Caldo Verde (Cabbage/Kale & Potato Soup w/ Chorizo) (veggie bouillon, sausage in freezer) Celery & Chickpea Salad (cooked chickpeas) Chard, Leek, White Bean & Cilantro Soup (over garlicky toast w/ an egg on top) (cooked beans, veggie bouillon) Chicken Noodle Soup (chicken stock) Cook-with-what-you-have Fried Rice (cooked rice) Green Curry w/ Broccoli Kale & Potatoes Baked w/ Tomatoes & Bacon (roasted tomatoes, bacon in freezer) Minestrone (cooked beans, roasted…

Sauces, Dressings, Vinaigrettes

…  Aioli (garlicky homemade mayonnaise): to use as a dip, sandwich spread, in deviled eggs, with fish or meat, in a salad dressing, etc.   Salsa Verde (Italian Parsley Sauce): to dress roasted vegetables, as a soup garnish, sandwich spread, w/ eggs, etc.   Fresh Sorrel & Cilantro Sauce: Delicious with fish, eggs, grilled meat, roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes Romesco Sauce: This Spanish sauce of toasted bred, tomatoes, peppers, garlic and vinegar is delicious with potatoes, fish, meat, egg….

Broccoli, Potato, Celery, Cilantro, Scallion Salad w/ Leftover Aioli

I was feeling a wee bit sorry for myself. My husband had gotten the Boeuf Bourguignon (something I make very rarely) leftovers to take to work and here I was back at my desk after a nice long winter break with no lunch, yet! I rummaged around the fridge and found: 1 boiled potato I had (wisely) saved from the Boeuf Bourguignon dinner, celery, scallions, broccoli, very wilty cilantro and a little container of leftover aioli. 7 minutes later I…