Eggplant Delight.

A simple, pureed dish of grilled eggplant, fried lightly with an egg, sprinkled with coriander and lime juice. It’s simple, easy, and delicious on toast or as a side with rice. I used these interesting round, green asian eggplants that have a very mild flavor, but are also full of small round seeds, which add another textural component to the dish. 3 medium asian eggplants … Continue reading Eggplant Delight.

Easy Weekend Breakfasts – leeks and eggs

Some weekends it seems to blustery to go outside, and you just want to cuddle, watch movies, listen to NPR and have breakfast in. This is one of my “special” breakfasts. It doesn’t take long, but long enough that I want to save it for a weekend occasion. No real recipe – just sauteed leeks and garlic, farm, fresh eggs in a soft scramble, and … Continue reading Easy Weekend Breakfasts – leeks and eggs

Spinach Chop

What happens if you take all of the ingredients in your favorite spinach salad, wilt the spinach, add harissa and chopped almonds? The delicious version of the “Spinach Chop” in Simply Natural Everyday. Some browned garlic, a healthy dollop of spicy harissa, and wilted spinach, plus chopped eggs, lemon zest and almonds. I used the tamari roasted almonds from Trader Joes and added just a … Continue reading Spinach Chop

soft boiled eggs, greens

I love eggs for breakfast, and with my plentiful CSA, I’m always trying to remind myself to eat more vegetables with all of my meals, including breakfast. This simple Saturday morning breakfast, eaten slowly at the kitchen table with a mug of coffee while procrastinating on much-needed yard work, is made of my favorite things -fresh greens, delicious, farm eggs, salt, butter. I soft boiled … Continue reading soft boiled eggs, greens

Barn Burners (and bites) at Farmicia

When I found out that Farmacia, a great local restaurant that focuses on seasonal, locally sourced food, had added a 1/2 off drink menu to both their happy hour and their brunch, I made my way over quick. Farmacia makes a great bloody mary, called the “Barn Burner” as well as some exciting mixed drinks using herb and fruit syrups and other unique cocktail¬† inventions, … Continue reading Barn Burners (and bites) at Farmicia

The best fried pickles in Philly – Memphis Taproom

I would like to sing the praises of the fried pickle spears at Memphis Taproom. Bar none, they are the best damn fried pickles in the city of Philadelphia – maybe the whole East Coast. Full, giant dill pickle spears, breaded in beer batter (recently appearing in a thicker, even more delicious, almost corn-dog coating consistancy), soaking in deep fat oil, and served with a … Continue reading The best fried pickles in Philly – Memphis Taproom