Chickpea Battered Cod with Crispy Potatoes & Carrot Chutney

There are three recipes here- Pan Fried Chickpea Battered Fish with Indian Spices, Crispy Baked Potato Wedges and a Sweet and Hot Carrot Chutney. They are each excellent and worth making on their own if you don’t want to put it all together the same way I did.

Rosemary Walnut Financier & Pisces Gift Guide

An extensive Pisces gift guide and a recipe for a good Pisces birthday cake. This is the kind of cake a squirel might make for their rabbit friend in their very cozy winter burrow. It is not too sweet and tastes like nuts and evergreen needles. This cake tastes better the next day and even better after two days. So, it is a good cake for a pisces who is not celebrating socially but who cannot eat an entire cake by herself in one day.

Vegan Caviar & Shiso Appetizer

I am so proud of how this looks and tastes. It features a very delicious black vegan caviar and shiso leaf. It would be a very special dish to serve for a romantic dinner or small fancy dinner party. I’ve also included variations that are simpler to plate.

Kimchi Grilled Cheese (with Hot Borscht)

It is really astonishing how often I eat kimchi grilled cheese with hot borscht in the winter. It is comforting, filling and deeply nourishing. The kimchi grilled cheese is fatty and salty. The borscht is tangy and a bit sweet. It’s just a perfect combo.


Next up in the project of posting simple things that I cook often, is my version of Puttanesca Sauce. Puttanesca sauce is a tomato sauce for pasta flavored with whatever umami bombs you might have in your pantry. So, traditionally that would be anchovies, capers, olives, garlic and chilis. I do not keep olives on hand, so my version does not have olives. My version has fish sauce becasue I make a lot of Asian food.

Creamy Dill and Leek Scramble

Next up on my project of posting all of the simple food that I make….creamy dill and leek scramble. This is a special way of making eggs that makes a quick creamy scramble.

Extra Vegetable Pad Thai

This is a very good way to pack a bunch of vegetables into your dinner. It also takes less than a half hour to make!

Farmshare Skillet Breakfast

My husband and I call this “Skillet Breakfast” because we make it in our giant cast iron skillet and usually eat it directly out of the pan. We also eat it sometimes for dinner. It evolved directly out of the need to process as much of our farmshare as we could on the weekend, so that the vegetables were prepared and ready to eat with as little fuss as possible later in the week.

Colorful and Delicious Black Rice Bowls

We made these delicious black rice bowls at the Run a Luncheonetter Camp in August and served them to the parents at the end of the week. I will absolutley be making this dish again. It is an ideal dish to serve to a large group of people with divergent tastes and dietary restrictions. Whichever topping they choose, it will taste great and look gorgeous!