Jicama and Corn Slaw with Avocado

This was the very first recipe I ever posted on this blog.  The name of the post was “Dinner July 31st, 2010” and also included instructions for making chipotle black beans and frying sweet plantains.  I’m reposting this jicama slaw because, 8 years later, I’m still making this salad every summer.  Also, the original post…

Bento Box- Mochiko Chicken, Rice and Miso Slaw

I spent the second half of my childhood in Hawaii.  There are certain local foods that I will never stop craving.  I’ve figured out how to make a few of them. This Mochicko chicken recipe is pretty classic.  The accompanying miso slaw recipe is my own invention.  It’s more hippy food than local food, but…

Cabbage Slaw with Mango, Peanuts, Mint and Pungent Lime Dressing

A couple of summers back, we spent a glamourous weekend celebrating a friend’s birthday at a farm-house in the Catskills.  Everyone in this particular circle of friends happens to cook amazing food.  There was fresh-baked bread, Tomato Pie, chickpea and butternut squash salad with tahini dressing, fava bean salad, smoked salmon hash with fresh herbs…

End of Winter Cabbage and Citrus Slaws

I usually cook on a seasonal schedule.  There are certain dishes that I like to make at the same time every year based on holidays and what ingredients are good in my area seasonally.  March is tricky though.  March has always been a very stressful time of year for my work.  Usually, I am getting…

Asian Coleslaw

Silvi and I cooked a massive amount of food for our Father’s memorial.  Here are the foods that I associate with Hank- Apple pancakes and fritters, espresso, greasy fried chinese meat and noodle dishes, big piles of salad bar salad, black currents, blueberries and chinotto.   For the memorial, Silvi made really great Vegetable Quiche…

Pickled Red Cabbage

Yesterday was the last pickup for our Farmshare until the Spring. I was thrilled to receive more red cabbage. My body loves this delicious stuff. My fellow CSA members seemed less excited. We got red cabbage last time and most people probably still had some at home. I got one extra head from the swap…

Run a Luncheonette Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy 2018

This was the fourth year I’ve taught cooking at the Run a Luncheonette Camp with Noah Mayer.  Noah thinks up and organizes fascinating, hands on experiences through which children can learn about themselves and the world year round at his school and home school resource center Brooklyn Apple Academy.  The cooking camp is one of many programs…

A Curried Lentil Salad from Cousin Gary

A few weeks ago, my favourite cousin Gary came to visit me for a few days.  I love my family, and I have a whole slew of awesome cousins.  So, when I say that Gary is my favourite cousin, know that he has beaten out out a dozen or so other amazing cousins for this…