Sourdough Starter

I thought there were only two choices for sourdough starter: buy some or make some. Turns out there are multiple ways of making your own. I definitely wanted to try that rather than buying, just for the fun of it. My kitchen is toasty warm all year long, so yeast breads tend to do very…

Shrimpagus

​ Fresh herbs and asparagus make this one-bowl meal a real treat! You’ll need two pots, though, because it’s especially good served over pasta. I used whole wheat spaghetti for an extra kick of fiber. The meal is so delicious and satisfying, nobody will guess that it took you less than half an hour or…

Green Bean & Cucumber Salad

Here’s a quick and easy side dish for those hot summer days when you don’t really feel like cooking. If you have access to local produce, so much the better! You can do the only hot step, blanching the beans, in the morning when it’s still cool. Pop them in the fridge, and finish assembly…

Tamari-Ginger Chicken With Asparagus and Almond Sauce

Are you tired of asparagus yet? I’m not! This dish is perfect for those spring days when it’s still a bit cool but the asparagus is in full production. The best of all worlds: fresh veggies, a sheet pan, and a quick & easy recipe. Add to that a truly scrumptious sauce, and you’re going…

Cedar-Wrapped Asparagus With Carrots

This quick, healthy side is simple enough for weekday dinners and fancy enough for company. Either way, you’ll love how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it is! Ingredients: 2 grilling wraps with string a small knob of ginger 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon extra-virgin…

Halibut, Asparagus, & Potatoes With Cherry Tomato Salsa

I’m thrilled to be able to make this again! It’s such an old recipe that I have no idea where it came from. I only made it once all those years ago. We loved it, but our range hood wasn’t up to the task. With the bedroom and laundry room directly upstairs from the kitchen,…

Peas With Shallots & Parmesan

It hasn’t been a typical spring. Just chilly all the time, so I was very impatient to get my garden growing. I was in Trader Joe’s for some olive oil, and I happened across a little bag of fresh peas. It’s not very often I see fresh, shelled peas in the grocery store. Never before, in…

Ten Great Recipes You Probably Missed

2 years ago today, I posted my first recipe. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and comment on my posts. I hope you found something useful and had as much fun reading as I did writing. I know I’ve learned a…