Spinach and White Bean Stew with Red Cargo Rice


A little fresh spinach goes a long way and after utilizing it in two different recipes now, I still have enough leftovers for an additional meal. One of my favorite ways to cook, especially when I have a fridge full of stray vegetables, is to dump an array of ingredients in a Dutch oven or…

Spinach Parmesan Frittata for Two


If I’m gonna have breakfast, it better be brunch. There’s just something about eating before 10am that doesn’t sit well with me and never has. My brain just refuses to function much further than basic motor skills that early in the morning. The better half however, hits the floor running before the birds wake up….

Cauliflower Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg


The last several mornings have been crisp and cool, offering such a relief from the humidity of late. Before setting off and enjoying one of these fine mornings out on the Fairhill Trials, I decided a decent breakfast was in order first. This cauliflower hash was very filling yet lighter than it’s potato counterpart and…

Cauliflower Soft Tacos


  Peace, love, and taco grease! Right? Well in this case, peace love, and sauteed cauliflower spiked with fennel and smoked paprika. Add a little water to the saute skillet just before serving and voila! Taco grease! Well, it was tasty enough to fool this die hard taco lover anyway. Add a side of my…

Jalfrezi Stir Fry with Paneer


Yesterday, we got several glimpses of the Solar Eclipse through the heavy cloud coverage, with the help of our iPhones as buffers. Amy took several photos, BLIND I might add, and this one is my favorite. I love the contrast of the clouds and light with the Eclipse shining through. Magical! As soon as we…

Amy’s Semolina Spaghetti


  I’ve been allowed to make our handmade pasta recipe once just to know how and then it was quickly and expertly back in the hands of the dough whisperer (who felt a little cheated by the previous night’s zoodles). We’ve been working on perfecting a Kolache recipe (details to follow) for a while now,…

Slow Cooker Braised Turkey Meatballs with Spiralized Zucchini


I love turkey and was quite delighted when Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market started carrying farm raised turkey products. After Thanksgiving, I can now find ground turkey, smoked turkey, turkey legs and breasts available. For me turkey isn’t just a Thanksgiving entree. Slow roasted or smoked, medium-thin sliced turkey breast is my go to sandwich or lettuce…

Summer Rolls with Lemongrass Ginger Shrimp


    Saturday, Harvest Ridge Winery hosted another Wine Pick Up Party for club members. We don’t always make it down to Marydel for every pick up party, but when we can make it we always have a great time. This month’s wine pack included: Blue Line White, a crisp, semi-dry, refreshing white wine Blue…

Vermicelli Stir Fry with Tofu, Lemongrass, and Holy Basil


It’s been more than a year since I visited Newark Farmer’s Market, and we kind of went Christmas morning crazy this past Saturday while shopping there. The cart was loaded down with a variety of rice, bulk spices, dried chilies, oils, vinegars, wild caught shrimp, herbs, and vegetables. We cased the entire store in childlike…