Tomatoes

Even with our cool, wet spring and cool, wet early summer my tomatoes are coming on full steam. I pick some everyday now and somehow having fresh tomatoes on the counter makes dinner easy. They are so long-awaited, so sweet … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Green Curry Summer Squash Soup

I’ve had a good summer squash recipe repertoire for quite a while. But this year I’m expanding it even more. This season I am ¬†creating customized recipe packets for a local CSA farm here in the Portland area every week. … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Perfect Green Beans (with Aioli)

I have a small garden with only a few places with really good, sunny exposure. I sow green pole beans every spring in one of those sunny places and every year I’m taken aback by how delicious they are. Once … Continue reading → ... Read more »

So Much Produce/So Little Time to Cook

It’s not that I have SO little time to cook it’s that I am preserving or u-picking or really want to be outside while the sunshine lasts. It’s the time of year where I get almost overwhelmed with the beauty … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Mid-Summer Pizza

I love pizza. I teach pizza classes, I go out for pizza but I actually don’t make pizza often enough at home. I make a good pizza dough (Jim Lahey’s recipe from My Bread, my slightly adapted version included below) … Continue reading → ... Read more »