Tangy Cold Pea Soup (vegan and not vegan)

Last weekend, a friend had a bunch of women over to her backyard to make preserved lemons and dolmades, and infuse bottles and bottles of alcohol with herbs, spices, fruits and flowers.  It was a glorious event and I’ll be posting about it soon. For a week previous to the gathering, I had been trying…

Cardamom Cashew Cream and Rhubarb Rose Parfait (vegan)

This is a blog post about food.  It is definitely not an excuse to post pictures of the stray (available) kitten who lives on the back porch of a friend who had my husband and I over for brunch last weekend.Even if there had been no kitty it would have been a glorious springtime Brooklyn brunch….

Paul’s a Sweet Pea Soup/ Farmshare cooking weeks 1 and 2

   Our friend Paul is a sweet pea.  He is the beloved man of one of the very best people that I know (Kerthy).  He is a ridiculously good photographer and film DP.  Sometimes he takes a photo for this blog and when he does,  I get tons of compliments on how my photography is…

Herb and Amaranth Fritters

I have been trying eat more whole grains lately.   I can’t eat gluten and many grains make me feel sick, but I’ve realized that I had developed a bit of an irrational fear that has kept me from eating much grain at all, even the ones that are good for me. A couple of months…

Roasted Radish and Fennel Salad with Walnut Gremolata (Cotton-tail salad)

I love radishes with all my little heart.  I love them raw, so I was skeptical about roasting them.  Maybe you are too?  Roasting brings out the sweet side of the radish and tames the spice, making them palatable to the radish adverse.  Roasted radishes are sweet, juicy and retain their crispness nicely.   I’ve paired…

Hakurei Turnip and Spring Onion Pakora with Chat Masala/ Farmshare Cooking

We joined a Flatbush Farmshare this Spring!  Vegetables from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing, fruit from Hepworth Farms and eggs from Brookside Farm farm are delivered to an old Church in the middle of our bustling, crowded Brooklyn neighborhood.  They also have milk, yogurt and beef, but I did not decide to buy those.  I know what your thinking.  “How dull….

Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Pie (gluten-free or not)

I am very proud of this pie.  The filling is zingy, a bit tart and has a nice jammy consistency with chunks of fruit. The meringue is fluffy and sweet and very pretty, even if you (like me) have no patience for piping meringue and just slap it on top in a messy way. This recipe…