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…

Cauliflower Roasted with Curry and Cashew Butter

I recently wrote about the foods that I miss from my childhood home, Maui.  I decided not to mention an entire genre of delicious hippy cuisine, served up at potlucks, vegetarian and/ or vegan restaurants and health food store lunch counters.  This food is a gleeful mash up of vegetarian food from all over the…

Cauliflower Almond Turmeric Soup

In the summer, I was contacted by an editor at The Guardian who wanted to use my recipe for Sticky Boozy Chocolate Plum Pudding Cake in their 10 Best Plum Recipes article.  I was very, very excited.  It took a couple of months for the article to come out, and while I was waiting I’ll…

Roasted, Spiced Carrots with Tahini Lemon Sauce and Pistachios

In the winter, I am a dedicated eater of various roasted root vegetables served with various sauces (Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries and Oven Yam Fries with Miso Gravy).  This kind of food is easy, satisfying, warming, nourishing and delicious.  It’s the kind of food I need to eat after braving the cold weather.  I…

Red Lentil and Autumn Vegetable Soup

I made this soup a few weeks ago when the leaves first started changing and I choose ingredients mostly because of their autumnal colors.  It is not typical for me to make food with aesthetics as my primary motivation.  Luckily though, the soup turned out to be tasty, as well as visually pleasing!  The temperature in…

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…