Corn and Seafood Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Last summer,  I created this chowder recipe specifically for my mother, who is allergic to dairy.  It uses cashew cream.   Of course, now my mother has developed a cashew allergy.  Honestly, I’m giving up.    The good news is that I truly prefer the cashew cream here to real cream, and people other than…

Spicy Corn Pudding

I endeavor to perfect my corn pudding recipe every few years.  The quest began when I first moved to Brooklyn in the 90s.  Back then, there was only one fancy restaurant in my immediate neighborhood.  It was called The New Prospect Cafe and it was on Flatbush Avenue, across the street from where the Jamaican Patty…

Corn on the Cob with Romesco Sauce/ Farmshare cooking

Last week we discussed end of summer tomato hoarding.  This week let’s address the great corn glut of 2017.  My farmshare has sent me a lot of corn and there seems to be no end in sight.  Temperatures are in the 80’s in New York right now, so it’s really still summer here.  I have…

Run a Luncheonette Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy 2016

During the heat wave in August, I co-taught a week long cooking camp for a small group of boys between 7 and 10 years old.  My partner was Noah Mayers, whose work in life is to think up and organize fascinating, hands on experiences through which children can learn about themselves and the world.  His does…

The Freight/ Tried and True Recipes for Large Harvest Gatherings

In August, I had the pleasure of cooking for a group of twenty or so artists at The Freight, an artist’s residency run by photographer, aerialist and puppeteer extraordinaire, Rachael Shane.  For the last six years, Rachael has invited artists to spend a week in a beautiful house built by her architect father and potter…

Oil Poached Halibut with Green Fennel Seeds and Dry Apple Cider

Before I went to Gabriola Island this August, I visited my sister in Vancouver.  She lives in a beautiful neighborhood where many elderly Greek people have been lovingly tending to their gardens for thirty or more years.  She also lives near the beach.  We were walking to the beach, admiring all of the gardens and…

Blackberry Beet Borscht

I know! I know!  Enough with the blackberry recipes.   This is the last one, since we are now back in NYC.  In addition to eating a lot of blackberries while on Gabriola, we ate a good amount of locally grown vegetables.  There are quite a few small farms on the island that sell at…

Blackberry Ginger Gin Cocktail

We drank a  serious amount of this cocktail on our visit to Gabriola Island.  It started with a lovely recipe from a recent issue of Bon Appetite for a Blackberry Ginger Vodka Cocktail  and gradually transformed over two weeks, as we switched alcohols and tried different citrus juices.  It is reminiscent of the delicious blueberry cocktail…

Sockeye Salmon with Blackberries and Leeks

It’s salmon and blackberry season and I am visiting my mother on Gabriola Island.  We are picking buckets of blackberries every few days, so I apologize in for the flood of blackberry recipes, but that is what we are eating.  This salmon recipe is very easy and very good.  The fish is tender and luscious…

Blackberry, Apple, Plum Crumble (Gluten-Free)/ Gabriola Island!

My husband and I are currently visiting my mother on Gabriola Island, where almost exactly three years ago, we were married.  It has been a spectacular trip, so far mostly focused on seeing beloved family and friends.  We had a day with my Aunt Mona (of Bean Salad and Ginger Cake fame on this blog…to name…