Green Sauce or "Going-out-of-Town" Sauce

...Collection and take control of that crisper:)!   Green Sauce   There are many variations for this herby sauce that improves anything it touches. It is a bit richer and more complex the than Italian-style salsa verde I make frequently. I particularly like this herb combination (parsley, tarragon, dill) but play around with different ratios and herb combinations including basil and mint, if you’d like. The above ... Read more »

About: Parsley Root

Parsley root is a variety of parsley grown for its large tap root. The leaves are very flavorful, sometimes even more so than regular parsley so use them just the way you would parsley. The root may look like a parsnip but tastes more like a carrot crossed with celery root and is not as sweet as a parsnip. It is delicious roasted, in a hash or in soups and stews and really anywhere you would use other root vegetables.    Use the leaves ... Read more »

About: Sorrel

[caption id="attachment_15530" align="alignleft" width="240"] The common French sorrel on the left and the pretty, but tougher and slightly bitter red-veined sorrel, on the right.[/caption] Sorrel is a tender, leafy perennial herb/green with a distinct tart and lemony flavor. It is one of the easiest things to grow. It multiplies rapidly and is very hardy. There is also a red veined variety that is beautiful, with slightly firmer leaves, that ... Read more »

Gratitude

...and Sisters of the Road! Happy Thanksgiving! Winter Squash with Parsley Sauce Warm, sweet, roasted squash with a cool, lemony parsley sauce is an easy and beautiful dish. Roast winter squash in a hot oven, 425 – 450 degrees. Roast however much peeled, seeded squash you’d like. I like bite-sized chunks or wedges. Make salsa verde (just a mixture of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and sa... Read more »

Chard Stems are Forgiving

...pinches of salt. Saute over fairly high heat for a few minutes until softening. Add the potatoes and a bit more salt and mix well. Continue cooking until the potatoes are browning and tender. Add the leftover meat, if using, and warm through. Top with the green sauce (below) or with any kind of salsa or simply fresh parsley or cilantro or any other herb. Green Sauce . . . with what I happened to have Small bunch parsley, washe... Read more »

Meals that Make Good Leftovers

...Cheese Caldo Verde (Portuguese Cabbage/Kale & Potato Soup w/ Chorizo) Celery Root & Winter Squash Gratin Eggplant Parmesan Fancy Braised Greens Frittatas: Summer Squash & Herb; Mustard Greens; Sweet Pepper & Potato; Green Garlic, Fava Greens & Feta Gumbo Z’herbes Lentil Soup Mixed Vegetable Curry w/ Coconut Milk Moroccan Bulgar w/ Greens & Harissa Mustard Greens w/ Cilantro, Ginger & Rice Pole... Read more »

Using Prepared Pantry Items in Everyday Meals

...tomatoes) Raab, White Bean & Pickled Red Onions (cooked beans, quick-pickled onions) Ribollita (Tuscan kale and bean soup) (cooked beans) Rice Custard (cooked rice) Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes w/ Peanut Sauce (peanut sauce) Roasted Winter Squash w/ Salsa Verde (salsa verde) Sautéed Cabbage w/ Harissa & Cilantro (harissa) Spiced Meatballs w/ Tomatoes & Chickpeas (roasted tomatoes, cooked ch... 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 »

Quince, Squash, Beans – Simple Fall Pleasures (& a New Class)

...this time of year, the hard, grainy quince and the unwieldy, weighty winter squash can be prepared and enjoyed with ease. And in the case of the latter it can be sliced and baked and enjoyed with nothing more than salt and maybe a little olive oil or maybe some salsa verde. And then there are beans! The humble, wonderful and under appreciated dry bean I love so much. I just ordered 30 lbs of pinto beans from one farm...... Read more »

Winter Comfort (Caldo Verde)

...half-head of cabbage in the fridge, and my job writing recipes for CSA Farm members. Caldo Verde–Just as good or better the next day though a little less photogenic. Caldo Verde (Cabbage and Potato Soup with Chorizo) –adapted very slightly from Tender, by Nigel Slater Savoy cabbage is very good in this but regular ol’ green cabbage or any kind of kale works just as well. One chorizo is really... Read more »

Green Sauce or “Going-out-of-Town” Sauce

…Collection and take control of that crisper:)!   Green Sauce   There are many variations for this herby sauce that improves anything it touches. It is a bit richer and more complex the than Italian-style salsa verde I make frequently. I particularly like this herb combination (parsley, tarragon, dill) but play around with different ratios and herb combinations including basil and mint, if you’d like. The above version employed cilantro, parsley and dill.   You can chop everything by hand…

Gratitude

…and Sisters of the Road! Happy Thanksgiving! Winter Squash with Parsley Sauce Warm, sweet, roasted squash with a cool, lemony parsley sauce is an easy and beautiful dish. Roast winter squash in a hot oven, 425 – 450 degrees. Roast however much peeled, seeded squash you’d like. I like bite-sized chunks or wedges. Make salsa verde (just a mixture of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt) and top the squash with plenty of salsa.  …

Chard Stems are Forgiving

…pinches of salt. Saute over fairly high heat for a few minutes until softening. Add the potatoes and a bit more salt and mix well. Continue cooking until the potatoes are browning and tender. Add the leftover meat, if using, and warm through. Top with the green sauce (below) or with any kind of salsa or simply fresh parsley or cilantro or any other herb. Green Sauce . . . with what I happened to have Small bunch parsley, washed…

Meals that Make Good Leftovers

…Cheese Caldo Verde (Portuguese Cabbage/Kale & Potato Soup w/ Chorizo) Celery Root & Winter Squash Gratin Eggplant Parmesan Fancy Braised Greens Frittatas: Summer Squash & Herb; Mustard Greens; Sweet Pepper & Potato; Green Garlic, Fava Greens & Feta Gumbo Z’herbes Lentil Soup Mixed Vegetable Curry w/ Coconut Milk Moroccan Bulgar w/ Greens & Harissa Mustard Greens w/ Cilantro, Ginger & Rice Polenta Pie Ratatouille Red Beans and Rice Red Curry w/ Lots of Vegetables & Little Chicken Red Lentil Soup…

Using Prepared Pantry Items in Everyday Meals

…tomatoes) Raab, White Bean & Pickled Red Onions (cooked beans, quick-pickled onions) Ribollita (Tuscan kale and bean soup) (cooked beans) Rice Custard (cooked rice) Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes w/ Peanut Sauce (peanut sauce) Roasted Winter Squash w/ Salsa Verde (salsa verde) Sautéed Cabbage w/ Harissa & Cilantro (harissa) Spiced Meatballs w/ Tomatoes & Chickpeas (roasted tomatoes, cooked chickpeas) Squash & Rice Fritters w/ Cilantro Yogurt Sauce (cooked rice) Stovetop Scalloped Leeks and Potatoes (chicken stock) Tuscan Bean and Farro Soup…

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….

Quince, Squash, Beans – Simple Fall Pleasures (& a New Class)

…this time of year, the hard, grainy quince and the unwieldy, weighty winter squash can be prepared and enjoyed with ease. And in the case of the latter it can be sliced and baked and enjoyed with nothing more than salt and maybe a little olive oil or maybe some salsa verde. And then there are beans! The humble, wonderful and under appreciated dry bean I love so much. I just ordered 30 lbs of pinto beans from one farm…

Winter Comfort (Caldo Verde)

…half-head of cabbage in the fridge, and my job writing recipes for CSA Farm members. Caldo Verde–Just as good or better the next day though a little less photogenic. Caldo Verde (Cabbage and Potato Soup with Chorizo) –adapted very slightly from Tender, by Nigel Slater Savoy cabbage is very good in this but regular ol’ green cabbage or any kind of kale works just as well. One chorizo is really plenty to flavor this soup well but if you’ve got…