Fall Grain Salad with butternut, shitake, leek, sage and brown butter

I love hearty winter wheat berries , the little brown grains have such a wonderful spring-back after cooking, and hold-up to heavier additions in a fall or winter salad. Last evening I was looking for a recipe that could incorporate my fall ingredients – leeks, butternut squash, sage, and some dried shitake mushrooms, but nothing seemed quite right. So I just made one up. This … Continue reading Fall Grain Salad with butternut, shitake, leek, sage and brown butter

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

Dilled Green Beans with Seitan

What a long, strange trip it’s been. In the last month I’ve traveled to Indiana, New Orleans, Berlin, Michigan and Ohio, and I’ve made good friends with the Detroit airport. Needless to say, I’m behind. But I promise to catch up fast, both with my travels and with some of the delicious spring lunches and dinners I’ve been enjoying. A few weeks ago I received … Continue reading Dilled Green Beans with Seitan

Baked Sweet Potato with Carmelized Leeks

I originally bought leeks thinking about leeks and eggs for brunch, but on a late Tuesday night with no eggs in the fridge, I decided to just carmalize the leeks in a little Earth Balance with shallots. I served the leaks of a baked sweet potato (just 5 minutes in the microwave) with a sprinkly of white pepper and a side of delicoius plain yogurt. Continue reading Baked Sweet Potato with Carmelized Leeks