Zesty Lentil Enchiladas with Bechamel

As you know, I love lentils.  Of the four varieties currently in my kitchen, the regular inexpensive brown ones are my favorite. Once again, I have a new love for lentils in a totally different form, that’s not a soup, … Continue reading

Lentil, Arborio and Kale Soup with Preserved Lemon

  A pictorial recipe….If you have made preserved lemons, and are looking for ways to use them up, here is one.  Be sure to NOT salt the soup, as the preserved lemons should have enough salt to season the whole … Continue reading

Winter Greens and Rice Gratin

Serves 10 to 12.  Freezes well, and easily halved. This is a great winter dish as greens are in abundance in backyard gardens, farmer’s markets, and in the grocery market.  Obviously, this is the time which they taste the best, too. … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Find: Lightly Braised Rainbow Chard & Kale

An easy way to cook this lovely green.  It only takes a few minutes to prepare. You will need: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 cup slivered onions Saute these in a large, heavy skillet for a … Continue reading

Cream of Potato and Cauliflower Soup (almost dairy free)

Cream of Potato and Cauliflower Soup

They say, that any completed dish is only as good as the ingredients you start with.  One of the basic kitchen staples where this really becomes obvious to me is in using homemade stock or commercial stock.  The homemade stock … Continue reading