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.
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.
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.
Broccoli Rabe with White Beans and Preserved Lemon
My favorite recipe for white beans and bitter greens with preserved lemon for umami.
Pear Sambuca Clafoutis
This is a simple recipe. If you have ripe pears and want to have a delicious pear custard cake in less than an hour, just scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I’m going to tell you about the complicated pie that inspired this easy recipe.
Crispy Grilled Cheese with Broccoli and Wasabi
I just made something for lunch that was so good that I am sitting down to write about it immediately, even though I do not have time to write food blog posts right now. If I did have time to write this food blog right now, there are a dozen other, already half finished posts…
Comforting Classic Tomato Soup (but vegan)
This is a comforting and healthful soup. We could all use some comfort and health at the moment.