I love a good carbonara. It’s got all the essentials, starchy pasta, tossed with a thick creamy sauce and pops of salty flavor from the pancetta. Then there are the additions, which are really just there so you don’t overload on the aforementioned factors. In this case, I decided to go with a handful of my favorites from this early spring season, and a spritz of lemon. Al-together this spring vegetable carbonara is a dream on a plate.…
Is there anything more seasonal and classic than potato leek soup? The April/May bridge between winter thaw, and spring growth is a tough one around here. It’s still too cold to get a lot growing, and most of the winter storage crops are nearly gone. For those of us trying to eat a seasonal diet it looks like a lot of greenhouse greens on greens. In our case, we still have some tomato sauce to finish up, but that’s about all.…
Dandelions are a common sight around here as I think they are in most places. Typically they are the bane of the suburban homeowner’s existence and viewed as a prolific weed. Those of us that use plants as medicine, however, know better. We scoop up those babies in early spring and use every single part. The leaves get sauteed for dinner. The flowers get fried, put into pancakes, or fermented into wine. And the roods become dandelion root tea….
Ask and you shall receive they say. Well, I did ask and you will receive.
A few weeks ago I posted a photo of my veggie fried rice recipe and asked you guys if you were interested in an actual recipe for my leftover veggie fried rice. You said yes please, so I made it….
In our house, we love a good curry. Really, we love any and all Indian food, even a lemon pickle (if you know, you know). Admittedly I don’t share them on here enough, but truth be told I’m pretty awful when it comes to cooking Indian style foods. I just can’t get the spice combinations right, so I use pre-made….