Breakfast Beet Sliders

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Noodles & Braised Beet Stalks

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Hello Dear Friends

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Roasted and Raw Citrus Fennel Salad

One of the things I’ve been doing a lot of since returning to work full time is roasting vegetables at night, after dinner, while I’m on my evening stroll. Read More

Hot Pink Tofu Fesenjan

My friends of Persian and Middle Eastern origin may want to slap me for making up this dish and the cheesy title . . . sorry folks.  I’ve had too many beige foods over the holidays — bratwurst, pork roast & shoulder, sauerkraut, bread dumpling, gravy, etc., and I felt an itch of playfulness coming on.   Read More

Beetburger

Are you ever motivated to cook a particular dish or sauce based upon its color, or pair certain foods together based upon an imagined aesthetic, how it would look plated or photographed?  I have to admit that, although I am firstly interested in taste, after that I think food is sort of a visual playground for me.  Admittedly I have more time on my hands right now than when I was working . . . all day, every day, so that could be a factor in my recent unusual creations.  But I do have a streak of silliness that runs through my cooking, no doubt about it.  The one thing I won’t do, however, is assemble little bits and pieces of foods like a painting, which is what I’m seeing a lot in restaurants these days . . . I want a full plate of food, not little bits and pieces! Read More