Monthly Archives: September 2010

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

The tomatoes have been fabulous this year.  One way to make the most of them is to roast them in a low oven for a few hours. They become sweet red gems that are a delicious side dish or can … Continue reading

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Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms and Corn

Risotto is a nice dish to make as the weather begins to cool down.  I like to make mushroom risottos, and I vary the recipe a little each time with additions of other vegetables or herbs.  This time I had … Continue reading

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Steamed Artichokes

As you might have guessed, artichokes are one of our favorite vegetables. Steamed artichokes are such a pleasure to eat– picking the leaves off one-by-one, dipping them in lemon butter, and scraping off the good soft parts with your teeth.  … Continue reading

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Dill Pickles

Zach loves pickles.  Even when he was little, he ate lots of dill pickles.  When I saw an easy-looking recipe for homemade dill pickles in Family Fun magazine in 1996, we set out to make them together.  We were surprised … Continue reading

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Quinoa and Edamame Salad

I really enjoy quinoa—it has a mild, nutty flavor, cooks as quickly as rice, and is high in protein, iron and other nutrients, making it a “superfood”.  My favorite way to make quinoa is to prepare a salad.  You can … Continue reading

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Baked German Pancake with Apples

On Sundays, we like to have a more leisurely breakfast than during the work week, and this baked pancake is one of our favorites.  In restaurants, this pancake is often called a Dutch Baby, and in several cookbooks it is … Continue reading

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Pear-Amaretto Frangipane Tart

We had a nice dinner at home tonight, the night before Amanda goes to Amsterdam for a semester, and later in the evening we enjoyed this dessert of pears, almonds, and amaretto.  The local pears are just coming into season, … Continue reading

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