As a young child, much to my dismay, my mother packed my lunch every day. My homemade whole-wheat bread, natural peanut butter, and sugar-free jam sandwiches and carrot sticks seemed boring and embarrassing compared to the pizza-burgers dished out in the school lunch line or the mini bags of chips and cream-filled cake rolls that other kids carried in their lunch boxes. No one wanted … Continue reading Can Marc Vetri Save School Lunch?
I love avocado. And cucumber. And lemon, and add some jalapenos and some dill and I’m definitely going to try the recipe. I whipped up this easy, cold soup in the Japanese “magic bullet” we have in our work kitchen. Before I was even half-done, I had staff begging for a taste. It was, as expected, delicious. Whole Living consistently prints healthy and vegetable-friendly recipes, … Continue reading Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Soup
Hey everyone! Our favorite magazine about sustainability in Philadelphia hits the stands today! Check out my recipe for butternut squash and mushroom lasagna (pictured below) in the print addition or online. GRID Cover December 2009 And join us to celebrate its release: WHERE: The Abbaye (3rd and Fairmount) WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 $3 drafts and ½ price appetizers! See you there! Continue reading December GRID Happy Hour Tonight
The September issue of GRID is hitting the stands today with a special, larger than ever, “Back to School” issue. Ever conscious of in-season produce (both me and GRID!), I contributed a recipe using September’s still-bountiful crop of bell peppers. The fresh basil and goat cheese ravioli with roasted red pepper sauce, pictured above, may seem complicated, but it’s really just all about multi-tasking. If … Continue reading September GRID: Goat Cheese and Basil Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
The new GRID magazine is out – hurray! I went to a a happy hour at the Abbey to celebrate the print release of the August issue. I was in the mood for a bloody mary and the dear bartender, who had to go all the way back to the kitchen to fin me tomato juice, went all out on the garnish. That a slice … Continue reading August Grid: Fresh Sage Gougeres
As I wrote over at Farm to Philly today, the lastest issue of Grid magazine is out! I love this new local freebie – it’s all about urban sustainability, with each magazine issue devoted to a different “spoke in the wheel,” as it were. This issue has interviews with people doing the good hard work of making healthy local food a reality, and some recipes … Continue reading Grid: Local Food Issue