Sunchoke Cauliflower Soup with Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto

This soup is simple and comforting. The sunchoke flavor shines through, but the cauliflower mellows it just slightly. Potatoes or another mild root veggie would do the same thing. The pesto is optional of course, but it adds a nice zing to the soup.   Variations: Swap a few potatoes or parsnips for the cauliflower Use leeks or shallots in place of the onion Omit the optional cream for a vegan soup Top... Read more »

Corn Chowder Salad

No time for chowder but have the same ingredients on hand, more or less?  Make this, robust and bright salad with a buttermilk dressing.   Variations Substitute halved cherry tomatoes for the bacon Substitute cilantro or basil for the parsley Substitute smoked trout for the bacon (see comment below)  ... Read more »

Charred Zucchini with Zhoug and Feta

Zhoug is an herb and green chile sauce/paste from Yemen but popular in Israel as well and other parts of the Middle East. ... Read more »

Grilled Zucchini with Salsa Verde (Parsley, Lemon, Garlic Sauce)

  Simple, delicious and beautiful on a hot day, any day, really. You can use other summer squash in place of the zucchini.  I began making this dish for my family when I was in high school and it's remained a standby.  ... Read more »

Roasted Winter Squash and Onions with Lemony Tahini Sauce

--adapted from Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam Tamimi   You'll be amazed how much of this you can eat. It's just such a winning combination, even in its simplified form. You can certainly add other vegetables to the mix and you can use any kind of onion--just use lots.   Most any winter squash or pumpkin will work for this recipe. If you’re loathe to peel and trim the squash raw you can bake the whole sq... Read more »