Archive for the ‘Vegetable’ Category

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Pasta Primavera

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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This now-classic pasta dish is not originally Italian, but was reputedly invented at Le Cirque restaurant in New York in the early 70s by a restaurateur named Sirio Maccioni. Read more…

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White Asparagus Gratin

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Growing up in Germany in the early 60s made for many interesting childhood memories, but few of them had anything to do with vegetables. We ate a lot of canned fruits and vegetables from the military P/X in those days—not much to remember about those items except they tasted great to childhood me even though they were mushy and laden with either sugary syrup or lots of salt. Read more…

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Green Beans, Grapes and Mushrooms in Port Wine Reduction

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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A nice way to cook a special dinner for family or company is to grill or roast a simple meat or fish and then fuss a little bit over a vegetable dish to go along with it. I was recently watching an old PBS show about the cuisine at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Read more…

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Leek, Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Frozen puff pastry dough is a staple in my freezer.  Until recently, I used Pepperidge Farm, but now I prefer the Dufour brand that you can buy at Whole Foods.  Read more…

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Green Rice

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Most of us have a reliable company rice recipe and this is mine. I like to make this in the afternoon when I’ve got company coming for dinner.  It’s easy, pretty, and pairs well with lots of things— Read more…

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Tomato, Goat Cheese and Black Olive Tarts

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

What I like about this recipe is that it is a good basis both for creativity and cleaning out your pantry.  It has a good basic filling, and frozen puff pastry is a great thing to keep in the freezer at all times.  Read more…

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