This recipe is really all about the carrot tops and transforming them into something delicious to eat rather than tossing them or composting them (although the latter isn’t a bad thing to do). I hadn’t thought about carrot-top pesto in … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto with Pasta and Diced Carrots
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
I’m pretty lucky that my friends and colleagues in the test kitchen usually humor me, and I’m missing that right now as we approach our fifth week in quarantine. Several weeks before our lives changed from normal to an episode … Continue reading Missing the Test Kitchen
First, and more important than anything, I’m hoping you’re all safe and well. I promised that this blog would feature a recipe using the red curry paste we made the last time we cooked together. Don’t forget to consider adding … Continue reading Food as Meditation, Part 2
By now, I’m certain you all know how to wash your hands properly. By now, I bet your hands look as bad as mine, which means really dry because, in my profession, I can honestly say that when I’m working, … Continue reading Food as Meditation, Part 1
As a Certified Food Safety Manager, I’m always taking precautions to be sure that everyone in the test kitchen is practicing safe food handling. This naturally translates over to what we’re going through right now. COVID-19 has been a rude … Continue reading Eating Safe and Staying Safe During COVID-19
Originating in Korea, black garlic has been generating quite a buzz in American kitchens lately. Black garlic is created through a process of fermentation combined with high heat over a long period of time resulting in rich, amazingly black cloves. … Continue reading Test Kitchen: Black Garlic
My first encounter with this divine grain-based meal happened a couple of summers back. I was minding my own plate at a lazy afternoon picnic, and try as I might, I just couldn’t manage to keep my eyes off the … Continue reading Will You Mujadarrah Me?
You must know by now that there’s nothing more comforting to me than food, glorious food. However, being the food-junkie that I am (and it is by all means an addiction), there have been times when I just couldn’t control … Continue reading Buddha-full Buddha Bowl
Do you know what you’re eating? Do you know what’s in your food? Do you know how your food has been made? Do you know if the meat you’re eating has come from an animal that has been cloned? Do … Continue reading Never Too Late!
Now that we’ve spent a little quality time together discussing general food-related topics, I can begin to move this blog towards some of the core ideas I originally had in mind. The real “food-for-thought” behind this blog is to get … Continue reading Grain, Grain, (Don’t) Go Away!!!
I have something to confess. I’ve been having a love affair with salt for some time. I can no longer keep it secret. I’ve come clean, and all my friends know about it. Some say it’s a momentary infatuation. That … Continue reading Ain’t No Mountain (of Salt) High Enough!!!
How tough is this? No, not making reservations, making resolutions. How many people will make resolutions (and have reservations) about beginning to lose weight, or simply eating healthier? Warning: the two resolutions may not be the same! Losing weight is … Continue reading New Years’ Reservations…I Mean Resolutions