Milk and Honey, a lovely little grocery on Baltimore Ave. in West Philly, sells local produce and foods and specialty food items, alongside olives (I’m obsessed with the Sicilian Green), international cheeses and deli meats. The also offer ice cream, pastries, prepared food, and a full breakfast and lunch menu. On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, I found Clark Park overfull with a flea market, … Continue reading Panini at Milk and Honey
A last-minute minute potluck dinner party, I’m hosting, and I find that I do not have the phyllo dough in the freezer that I thought I had. Nevermind, I decided to make a risotto instead. But the aborio box only has a cup of rice in it! A quick ingredient search on epicurious.com (squash, onions, kale) turned up this recipe, classy enough for a dinner … Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash and Carmelized Onion Tarte
I’ve been enjoying recipes in Heidi Swanson’s “Simply Natural Cooking.” While I don’t usually follow recipes to a T, a new cookbook always offers new inspiration, and Heidi’s recipes aren’t so complicated that they can’t be made for a weekday evening dinner. I also love her focus on vegetarian superfoods, grains, and vegetables! Above is the salad. I soaked the beans overnight and made the … Continue reading Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens
I first got a bag of these beautiful hot cherry peppers at a stand in New Jersey, and then they started showing up in my CSA. I love peppers, but what to do with them all? I found this great recipe from Martha Stewart (I know, I know). These little peppers are especially great cold and sliced with goat cheese or on sandwiches- I might … Continue reading Pickled Hot Cherry Peppers
In all honesty, I never meant to eat at Kite and Key. After a Sunday trip to the Art Museum, I stopped by Bishop’s Collar, but was disappointed by their lack of vegetarian options. I biked over to the Fairmount Sabrina’s Cafe, but they were closed for Labor Day weekend. Unable to pedal any longer without sustenance, I walked over to the open windows of … Continue reading Kite and Key
Sadly, almost all of my herbs got eaten by squirrels, killed by the heat wave, poisoned by black walnuts, or crushed by construction materials. This past week I decided that instead of harvesting my own, I’d order some lemon balm from the Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA and still have plenty of winter tea. Lemon Balm can be dried like most herbs from your garden – … Continue reading Drying herbs for winter
Local 44 has just (finally!) revealed a new brunch menu, Memphis Taproom/Ressurentction Alehouse owners have finally brought us the vegetarian and vegan options to rival MTR (Don’t even get me started on the fried pickles). I stopped in on brunch opening weekend, and had a hard time making a decisions. Eventually, I went with the fried mushrooms, coated in a buttermilk batter and with a … Continue reading Brunch at Local 44 – Rueben for the win!
I started out thinking that I would make an easy pasta dinner. But then I realized that I had a jar of sungold tomato sauce, made the week before, that I needed to use. And some cherry tomatoes that needed roasted, and a big handful of collard greens, and a log of goat cheese and a hung of pecorino. AND half a box of lasagna … Continue reading Late summer white lasagna