Cranberry Wine and Ginger Jam

    Do you make holiday food gifts? I like to give my neighbors and co-workers a little something, but I’m not really big on the traditional cookie plates. Every year I make something different, and this year a left-over bag of Thanksgiving cranberries inspired a jam-making evening. The jam is think, really almost more of a chutney, and I used the basic recipe from … Continue reading Cranberry Wine and Ginger Jam

Muhammara Spread

Muhammara is a delicious, complex, savory Syrian spread that I can’t get enough of. As a dip for toasted flatbread, spread on a sandwich, even tossed over pasta, the earthy, intriguing flavors of roasted walnut, red peppers and tomatoes, spices, and of course, a healthy drizzle of olive oil have me sneaking into the fridge in the middle of the night, spoon in hand, for … Continue reading Muhammara Spread

Pickled Cauliflower

It’s been hot in Philly, and very humid. It’s about this time in the summer where the idea of cooking anything is completely unappealing. I had a nice head of organic cauliflower in the refrigerator, no intention of roasting or cooking it, but I don’t really enjoy it raw. What to do? Pickle! It’s easy to make quick, refrigerator pickles out of almost any produce. … Continue reading Pickled Cauliflower

Fingerling Potatoes with Creamy Worcestershire Sauce

Have you hear of the vegan restaurant Vedge? This upscale Center City restaurant does amazing things with vegetables, and is justifiably famous outside of vegetarian circles – in fact, chef / owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby have won numerous awards for Vedge, which is widely considered to be one of the best vegan restaurants, and restaurantsĀ periodĀ in the country. If you’re in Philadelphia, it’s definitely … Continue reading Fingerling Potatoes with Creamy Worcestershire Sauce

Homemade Applesauce – it’s not too late!

I admit I was a little late embracing apple season. By the time I finally made it out to Linvilla Orchards, pick-your-own season had just ended. Luckily, they still had plenty of apples. I bought a big box of “seconds” – apples with slight blemishes that are still great for cooking and half the price! The thought of peeling, coring and slicing all of those … Continue reading Homemade Applesauce – it’s not too late!