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4-Ingredient Fennel Soup

Fresh fennel’s distinctive, delicate flavor makes this soup taste a lot more sophisticated than it actually is. You can always doctor it up with crême fraiche, yogurt, or a s [...]

2022-10-14T05:36:09-04:000 Comments

Green beans almondine

When I came to France for the first time as a teenager, I thought green beans almondine were the quintessence of French culinary sophistication. They’re still pretty fab. I a [...]

2022-07-24T03:49:19-04:000 Comments

Zucchini Pickles

After polishing off the better part of a friend’s jar of zucchini pickles all by myself, I set about to make my own. Hers were a touch too sweet for my taste, so I halved the [...]

2021-09-16T02:53:32-04:000 Comments

Lemon Lover’s Frosting

This frosting has at least three times the amount of lemon juice most recipes of the other recipes I’ve seen call for. It has a tart hit like a lemon curd or lemon meringue p [...]

2021-08-29T03:55:28-04:000 Comments

Fennel Tapenade

Take two favorite foods—braised fennel and olive tapenade—put them together, and what do you get? Total lusciousness in a cocktail spread. The braised fennel blends up creamy [...]

2021-08-06T13:05:44-04:000 Comments

Perfection V/GF Cookies

These are everything a chocolate chip cookie should be: crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, with a decent dose of vanilla and the rich, caramel flavor of brown sugar. [...]

2021-08-16T03:59:52-04:000 Comments

Wild Herb Pesto

Finally found a way to make the luscious flavors of wild spring herbs last and last…at least until summery basil gets underway. This sauce can be used any way you’d use pesto [...]

2021-05-06T08:52:42-04:000 Comments

Old-Fashioned Clam Dip

I made gallons of this during when I was a teenager and had a part-time job at a seafood store. It is as retro as it gets…and so very good! (I used to "clean" the bowl I used [...]

2021-04-30T03:55:35-04:000 Comments
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