The tomatoes are lovely right now. Recently at Whole Foods there were about seven different varieties, which always makes me happy. There were Roma, cluster tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, a big pile of various heirloom tomatoes, and more. In a fit of indecision I bought a little bit of four different kinds and …click to continue Creamy Tomato Soup
So, the other day I was talking to Tim Byres. You know, Tim Byres, the chef of the local BBQ joint, SMOKE. This is hardly a BBQ joint in the traditional sense, but there are just enough Olan Mills family portraits with old dudes in their Sunday best …click to continue Grilled Vegetables with Basil Pecan Pesto
One of the things I love about this time of year is abundant sweet corn. It is like dessert. And, it is lovely and easy to prepare. Kids love it, too. Not my kids, unfortunately. But it is my understanding that all other kids on the planet do. I’m hoping mine come around soon. …click to continue Fresh Sweet Corn with Sea Salt & Basil
This is really a bait and switch. This post isn’t about the salad up there. It is about the dressing. Don’t fret…I’ll tell you about the salad, too. But the dressing is the point of the post.
A good salad dressing recipe is hard to find. Mine are usually last minute affairs. I start …click to continue Honey Dijon & Bacon Salad Dressing
I am by no means a vegetarian. The lard in the crust of my tart will give that away fairly readily. But one of my favorite cookbooks is called A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop of the Cook’s Illustrated family. There is no deprivation in this book. …click to continue Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart