Soffrito, the Italian sauce base you make with carrot, celery and onion, is One of The Best and Smartest Ways to Spend 30 Minutes in the Kitchen. Make a week's worth of this stuff and eat Better for a week.
Dozens of them. Doing nothing but floating and bobbing. And I'm thinking, wow, what a life.
The last of this season's peaches could use a little heat to bring out the sweetness they're not getting from the sun on these shorter days. Here's a Way to make them Better. Takes about 10 minutes and $4 to prepare. Makes 8 -12 happy people.
A casserole for chard lovers and chard deniers. Kathy had seconds because she loves the flavors of the accomplices. Tomatoes. Feta cheese. Bacon. But this really is a chard casserole. Lots of chard. A very little bit of everything else. Just enough to distract the deniers.
A smoky, firm, crisp, bittersweet grilled salad to serve alongside or on top of a burger, steak, chicken or fish. Less than two minutes on a charcoal grill or in a smoking' hot cast iron pan. A day's worth of Vitamin A, a half-day of Vitamin C and a good dose of calcium and iron.
You just lie here and it goes right by. Slowly. And slowly but surely, it takes your body heat right along with it.
Anything goes. Any fresh, flavorful vegetable. The more the merrier. Whatever comes in your CSA farm share. Whatever you find at the Farmers Market. This is a fantastic summer meal. The light, luscious, aromatic vegetarian dish of the month. Totally satisfying warm or cool.
So many of you sent such kind and complimentary e-mails about Higher Than Ever, my Kilimanjaro diary Way, it got me thinking. If a picture's worth a thousand words, these 6 short video clips must deliver about 3 million words in less than 2 minutes. One clip from each day of the climb.
A whole-grain cornmeal layer cake with ultra-fresh and juicy tomatoes and onions between the layers. When you want a little more than olive oil, a few flakes of salt and a leaf or two of basil with your summer tomatoes.
Aioli Cabbage Salad. Don't call it cole slaw. 20 cents and 83 calories for a big serving of a lightly dressed salad that happens to use a very rich, luscious dressing. Fresh, crunchy, creamy, pungent. Way Better than any cole slaw you can buy.