Stir-Fried Cabbage and Lettuce, Tofu

The Philadelphia area has a bumper crop of lettuce right now, and frankly, I’m getting sick of it. Not that I don’t like lettuce – I do, I do – but this sort of classic green leaf variety is about my least favorite. What do? Shake it. This meal was very loosely based on the Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce recipe from The Breath of a Wok. … Continue reading Stir-Fried Cabbage and Lettuce, Tofu

Rainbow Chard, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Fresh Egg

I didn’t get home until 8:30 last night, just in time for the last light of the day. I walked out back to check on my garden – something, I suspect the alley cats that keep kicking up my baby lettuces, is gnawing at my parsley – to pick some fresh mint for a soda and St. Germain, currently my favorite early summer drink. By … Continue reading Rainbow Chard, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Fresh Egg

Bun Gio Chay at Vietnam Cafe

I eat at Vietnam Cafe at least twice a month, and I’m always so hungry and excited when the food comes that I forget to take a picture before my meal is half-devoured. I stopped in for a University City dining days preview (3 courses, $15, July 23-30) and finally remembered to photograph before shoving everything into my mouth. Above, the Goi Cuon Chay, un-fried … Continue reading Bun Gio Chay at Vietnam Cafe

General Tso’s Tofu

My sister was visiting, and had a hankering for some Chinese food. My CSA has been more than plentiful with the broccoli lately, so I decided on on of my favorites – General Tso’s. The extra step of shocking the broccoli may seem annoying, but it’s essential for keeping the broccoli from getting soggy. General Tso’s Tofu serves 4 12 oz. Soy Boy (or other … Continue reading General Tso’s Tofu

Spring Greens, Rasberries and Goat Cheese in Grid

The folks from Farm to Philly were asked to contribute a local menu for the June issue of Grid magazine. I contributed a spring greens salad with raspberries and goat cheese. Enjoy, and pick up the issue of Grid! Spring Greens Salad with Raspberries and Goat Cheese serves 4 Salad 6 cups Green Meadow Farm baby greens 4 oz. Shelbrook Farms Sharp Chevre 4 oz. … Continue reading Spring Greens, Rasberries and Goat Cheese in Grid

Kohlrabi Puree – suprisingly delicious

File this experiment under “things that don’t look like they taste good, and then exceed all expectations.” My grandmother loves kohlrabi – so much that my mother claims she eats it right out the garden, like an apple. Me? I have no idea what to do with it. It’s the latest addition to an embarrassing list of CSA goodies that I’ve never actually eaten before … Continue reading Kohlrabi Puree – suprisingly delicious