Spicy Corn and Bean Gazpacho

I’ve been thinking about making a corn soup this summer and was waiting until the local corn was in its prime. We recently had a great dinner (food and wine) with Carolyn R and Jonathan R. Carolyn made this yummy cold soup and I knew that I had to give it a try. [Read more…]

Peas and Garlic Scapes Sauté

I can never get enough garlic (much to Ed’s dismay) and enjoy in it all forms. However my preference is when it takes on a mellower flavor, such as roasted garlic. I was first introduced to another mild alternative – garlic scapes – a few years ago at Growing Roots’ Farmers Market in Malvern, PA. [Read more…]

Lemon-Basil Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer make a perfect pair. I like that you can make it in advance and in may cases it improves as it sits for a few hours. [Read more…]

Hemp Seed Tabbouleh

I hadn’t really thought about how much I missed tabbouleh until I saw this recipe. The main ingredient in tabbouleh is bulgur which is made from wheat so it’s not an option for people who are wheat-free or gluten-free. For this version, I used hemp seeds which are not only gluten-free, but also a superfood. [Read more…]

Asparagus with Hazelnuts and Tarragon Vinaigrette

“A” is for April and also for asparagus. While it’s in season from February to June this is when you’ll find the very best.   [Read more…]

Black Bean and Prosciutto Soup

Black bean soup is one of my favorites. It’s both satisfying and flavorful. And this recipe is almost as easy as opening a can of pre-made soup. [Read more…]

Roasted Carrots with Clementines

“Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling Clementine.” This song reminds me of my mom as she used to sing it and of the juicy little fruits that are popular at this time of year. I’m used to just peeling and eating them or perhaps adding them to a protein shake. [Read more…]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Ed and I recently enjoyed a great early dinner at Tired Hands Brewing Company’s Fermenteria in Ardmore, PA before heading to the Mann Music Center to see Bob Dylan. Not only is the beer at Tired Hands great but so are their tacos. [Read more…]

Roasted Sunchokes with Grape Tomatoes

While I’ve seen sunchokes in the market for years it wasn’t until recently that I started to cook them. Sunchokes (also called Jerusalem artichokes) are best described as having a potato-like consistency, similar to artichokes in flavor and resemble ginger root. [Read more…]

Cucumber and Herb Soup

We recently enjoyed a lovely meal with friends at one of our most favorite spots, Wyebrook Farm. This property has been farmed for over 200 years – most recently by Dean and Emelie Carlson. After spending 15 years on Wall Street, Dean decided that farming was the path he wanted to take. [Read more…]