Inspired by Tom Kha Gai — and a New York Times recipe shared by a friend — this Thai chicken-coconut soup uses spinach for added color and flavor and a squeeze of lime for brightness. The broth is thin but can be served over rice or another grain to make a full meal. This can
Cooking & Baking
While I still make overnight cold oatmeal occasionally, we’ve made a switch to this enriched oatmeal recently, and I’ve found that mixing the dry ingredients into a bulk batch saves time on the mornings we enjoy this for breakfast.
Simple Rustic Bread as Base for Exploration
I assume I am not alone in finding bread-making both fascinating and scary. It is a simple process, but for some reason the thought of starting bread would paralyze me. The other thing that would keep me from starting was the idea that I had to make sourdough, and keep feeding a starter. That sounds
Fancy Mac & Cheese: a favorite crowdpleaser that’s quick to prepare
Need a quick, tasty, and filling dish for your next family gathering or potluck meal? This upscale version of Macaroni & Cheese is scratch-made with top quality ingredients and complex flavor, without being too fussy or complicated. This recipe was adapted (and greatly simplified) from The Savory Way by Deborah Madison Fancy Mac & Cheese
Spicy Greens, or: What to do with that mystery veg in my CSA box
Hot chili oil can make any bland vegetable more interesting and fun. When you’re overrun with fresh greens this summer, or not sure how to use up the other half of that huge cabbage you bought, try this dish. Ingredients 1 pound of green leafy vegetable of your choice: cabbage, kale, chard, collard greens, etc.
Glazed Zucchini: A quick and tasty side dish for summer
I remember years ago, when we had a garden overflowing with vegetables, that I was stopping the neighborhood children on the sidewalk and telling them they had to take some before they could pass by. Whether in your own garden or in a mystery box of CSA vegetables, zucchini is one of those abundant items
Cream Scones: A quick savory or sweet treat
Whether I’m having a friend over for coffee or trying to figure out a last-minute addition to a potluck supper, these scones are a quick and delicious treat on their own, or with a meal. If you do not eat gluten there are many gluten-free mixes on the market that you can substitute 1:1 for
Vanilla Wedding Cake with Mocha Filling: Recreating a favorite from memory
When our friends Joe and Sarah got married a few years ago, one of the highlights of the celebration was their amazing wedding cake. I wanted to shove a few illicit pieces in a napkin and bring them home, but good manners got the better of me, so I decided to try to recreate it
Chicken Curry: classic flavors combine for a delicious, quick supper
As I’ve mentioned before, we’re often looking for new recipes to make at home, to mix up our menus when we find ourselves stuck in a rut. While I’m not new to cooking curry dishes, many recipes I’ve tried in the past have involved more ingredients, steps, and time than I usually have available, especially
Swedish Cardamom Bread is a delicious holiday treat that makes a great gift.
Last year I wanted to mix it up with holiday baking, and came across a recipe for Swedish cardamom bread. With a few batches under my belt I have made some modifications to add just a touch more decadence. It’s an easy recipe and great for gift-giving. Makes two large loaves. Ingredients 2 cups whole