Tasty Landscaping

I have a little personal passion that I would like to share with you today, and that is the preservation and resurrection of native plants and foods. Over the course of the 20th century, many indigenous plants of various regions fell out of favor and have all but disappeared from our environment and food supply. … Continue reading Tasty Landscaping

Chana Masala

The first time I ever tasted Indian food was when I was probably 12 or 13 and working at a soup kitchen for the afternoon. A restaurant in Pittsburgh called Star of India was providing the food that day, and one the dishes was a chickpea curry. I remember that many of the recipients turned … Continue reading Chana Masala

Quick Veggie Burger

In honor of Memorial Day, I’d like to post a simple vegetarian burger recipe. The recipe is an adaptation of a vegetarian meatball recipe I’ve seen circulating around the web, and that I’ve enjoyed making over the last few years. I have made more complicated veggie burgers that are also delicious, but this has got … Continue reading Quick Veggie Burger

Roasted Sweet potato and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Lately I have a newfound passion for tahini, that luscious sesame butter that is used across the Middle East.  In the US we mainly think of it as an ingredient in hummus, but after listening to an episode of the podcast Unorthodox which you can find here, https://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/unorthodox/food-and-family-joyva-einat-admony-pati-jinich-soom-foods I was inspired to expand my tahini … Continue reading Roasted Sweet potato and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Challah

As we grind into week 6 or so of the stay-at-home order, I realized that I haven’t shared nearly as much as I said I would. Anyone with kids probably understands that the days right now are filled with trying to keep everyone busy, on track with school, fed, and not spending too much time … Continue reading Challah

Beer Bread

Today I’ll share a quick and easy recipe for bread.  Now I happen to be someone who loves to bake bread (although I would put my skill level in the fairly basic category), and I regularly make challah, pizza dough, and no-knead bread. I make these with granulated yeast and, while they are very easy, … Continue reading Beer Bread

British Beans

We are bean people. I know that not everyone is, but as far as I’m concerned, they are cheap, healthy, environmentally-friendly, versatile, able to be stored for long periods of time, and delicious!  American-style baked beans are typically very sweet and made with tomato sauce, molasses and sometimes bacon.  While I do like these, I’m … Continue reading British Beans