Category Archives: main courses

Crisp and creamy white bean tortilla rolls

Now that Greek yogurt is available darned near everywhere, I’ve been experimenting with its savory side.  I’ve used it instead of sour cream in ranch dressing. I’ve whisked it with a touch of mayo and a spoonful of dijon mustard to … Continue reading

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Potato-ham gratin with shallots and cheddar

Here’s what I dream of lately*: Gentle ocean breezes. The scent of lilacs in full bloom. The warmth of the sun on my face. My whole face, not just the tip of my nose, which is the only exposed body … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato and farro gratin

A few weeks ago, on a whim (and because Deb Perelman never steers me wrong), I tried Smitten Kitchen’s Slow-Roasted Tomatoes. They’re drier than the oven-roasted tomatoes I’d made before, but more moist than sun-dried tomatoes. The flavor is sweet, … Continue reading

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Sharp cheddar and summer vegetable tart

When considering what to make for dinner these days, I’m building meals around vegetables. My peppers, chiles, and tomatoes are all producing madly. I do want to roast some of the tomatoes to stash in the freezer, but for now … Continue reading

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Corn chowder redux

I apologize for my prolonged absence. Evidently, when you prepare to send your only child off to college, days and weeks disappear in a moment. I was absolutely certain I’d posted just over a week ago, not nearly a month … Continue reading

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Spinach-scallion egg rolls with chicken

Calzones continue to defeat me. I’ve got the filling down, but there always tends to be too much bread. When I saw this recipe for oven-baked egg rolls (bless you, Pinterest!) it called to me. “You could use that same … Continue reading

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Zucchini, bell pepper and wheat berry pilaf

I need to apologize for my absence. Our one and only child graduated from high school last week. We’ve spent the last few weeks attending awards ceremonies and graduation parties, and planning our own celebration. Here is our wonderful Luke … Continue reading

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Chicken and wheat berry soup

Tom bought me a year’s membership to our local co-op for my birthday in December. (Reminder to self: check to see if they still have ramps before the season ends.) I’ve loaded up on all sorts of goodies, especially whole … Continue reading

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Crisp, tender chicken carnitas

I am a relatively new but quite enthusiastic convert to Pinterest. One of my boards, naturally, is recipe ideas. I found an intriguing recipe for pork carnitas there. Carnitas are all about contrast. They’re traditionally made with a big ole … Continue reading

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Broccolini-Bacon Pizza

Broccolini is my favorite vegetable. I am a big fan of vegetables in general, so this is saying a lot. Broccolini is not, in fact, another name for broccoli rabe, nor is it simply baby broccoli. It’s a fairly recent … Continue reading

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