Kefir Miso Dressing

First of all, I need to tell you that you can make this dressing with yogurt and/or buttermilk if you do not have kefir. Also, if you don’t make kefir and you want to…I have some kefir grains for you.

The Best Cranberry Chutney

May I humbly suggest that cranberry sauce should be replaced with cranberry chutney at your next holiday meal? You don’t even need to wait for a special occasion meal! I am devoted to having sweet condiments with my savory food, so I make and eat a lot of fruit chutney. In my freezer, right now,…

Two Green Chutneys- Mint Coconut/ Cilantro Peanut

You buy a bunch of mint or cilantro for a recipe.  The recipe uses a few sprigs out of the bunch.  The rest wilts in your fridge.  Next time, you skip the fresh herbs and the dish does not taste as good.  Grrrrrrrrr. There are a lot of ways to preserve fresh herbs so that…

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…

Blood Orange Curd

Some friends came over a couple of weeks ago.  We ate Kasha and Beet Salad, divided up a huge amount of nuts that we had ordered online for cheap and made blood orange curd.  It filled my house with excellent conversation and the smell of orange zest. We followed the same formula that I’ve used in…

Blackberry Curd

The drought in British Colombia made the blackberries more scarce than usual this summer.  In response to the lack of berries I came up with a really good blackberry picking innovation.  I have a leather jacket that I have owned since I was 18.  I was trying it on for fun and the salesman thought…

Run a Luncheonette Cooking Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy

Right before I left on vacation, I had the pleasure of co-teaching a cooking camp for kids at the Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint Brooklyn.  The Sunview is an old, classic Luncheonette turned social club and microvenue for art, poetics, regionalism, mutual aid, and commoning.  Members of the Sunview can hold community events, such as teaching seven…

Fennel, Celery and Red Onion Relish

I had the pleasure of attending my first Barbeque of 2015 last weekend.  I was invited to the shin dig by my friend Saul whom I have known for 25 years!  We met as baby adults working at Bergdorf Goodman in the 90’s.  The party was being thrown by Saul’s boyfriend, Keith, in his fabulous…

Four more weird and delicious pestos

In celebration of tender green things and the spring time, I like to make pesto.  Also, I tend to be very busy in the Spring and pesto is a fast way to add a homemade touch to quick food.  I am not actually a big fan of the classic basil and pine nut pesto.  I…