Distinctively Louisiana: Summer Favorite Blueberry Crisp

One of my all-time favorite recipes. From one of my all-time favorite cookbook authors, Bert Greene.  When I acquired his book, Greene on Grains, it was the first time I started reading a cookbook as a bedtime book.  Goodbye novel, … Continue reading

New York Style Cheesecake: Variation: Pumpkin

One of our favorites!  I mean, who doesn’t love cheesecake?  In fact, I used to love it so much, I swore I’d never make another one! Well, things change, and you do things for people you care about. A friend … Continue reading

Soba Noodle Salad with Winter Vegetables and Sweet Kumquats

A classic Asian salad made with winter vegetables, almost everything is from the farmer’s market. The carrots, the radishes, the tatsoi, and the kumquats. The kumquats were a last minute addition, as they sat next to my cutting board, winking … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Find: Horticulture Beans (aka Borlotti) in a rich Turkey Stock

Okay, so I tried to keep it simple. If you can find fresh horticulture beans/ borlotti beas/ cranberry beans, this is the recipe for you. To learn more about horticulture beans, read here: https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/farmers-market-find-horticulture-beans-aka-cranberry-beans-aka-borlotti-beans/ Note:  I did not blanch these beans … Continue reading