How to Eat a Pomegranate
November 4, 2014 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

Some foods are just plain intimidating, and I’ve historically counted whole pomegranates among them.
Unlike other fruits, whose edible flesh lies directly under the skin, a pomegranate’s edible part is actually the hundreds of little juice-filled …

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How to Eat a Pomegranate
November 4, 2014 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
How to Eat a Pomegranate

Some foods are just plain intimidating, and I’ve historically counted whole pomegranates among them.
Unlike other fruits, whose edible flesh lies directly under the skin, a pomegranate’s edible part is actually the hundreds of little juice-filled …

“Pink Stuff” Sandwiches (Roasted Beet and Horseradish Spread)
June 1, 2014 – 10:36 am | One Comment
“Pink Stuff” Sandwiches (Roasted Beet and Horseradish Spread)

I’ve always found vegetarian sandwiches to be a bit uninspired.  It can be hard to come up with enough substance to make the sandwich satiating– a pile of vegetables just doesn’t do it for …

Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Pesto
September 1, 2013 – 12:44 pm | One Comment
Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pity the online recipe unaccompanied by a photo.  No matter how utterly delicious, it’s doomed to eternal obscurity; as Pinterest has shown us, people browse recipes with their eyes, not their brains.  It’s a beauty …

Grilled Zucchini Halloumi Napoleon
July 29, 2013 – 5:06 pm | No Comment
Grilled Zucchini Halloumi Napoleon

If ever there was an homage to everything summer– grilled dinners, fresh mint and zucchini from the garden, simple, unfussy recipes– this lovely appetizer would be it.
This savory Napoleon recipe was inspired by summertime Caprese …

Locavore Destination: Westerly, RI (and thereabouts)
June 24, 2013 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Locavore Destination: Westerly, RI (and thereabouts)

My family has been making annual pilgrimages to the various beaches in Southern Rhode Island for about 15 summers now.  What started as weeklong house rentals morphed into monthlong rentals, and over the years we’ve …

The Frozen Banana, Evolved
June 7, 2013 – 7:41 am | No Comment
The Frozen Banana, Evolved

As a kid growing up in the early 80s, homemade frozen treats were rather simple.  A popsicle was OJ, frozen.  A frozen treat was a whole peeled banana, wrapped in tin foil, frozen.  No one …