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

I like it Raw – raw cabbages salad

It is beautiful in Philadelphia, sunny, breezy, early-summery and also sometimes hot and humid. The vegetables are overflowing the raised beds and tumbling out of the CSA box and my fridge is packed. And I’m loving every minute of it. But I need to eat a lot of vegetables to keep up, and lately I just haven’t really felt like curries or stirfry or braises … Continue reading I like it Raw – raw cabbages salad

Chez Temporal, Quebec City

The perfect little cafe, just farther down a side street than you would likely travel aimlessly. Steamed windows, one cook in an open kitchen and a waitress who reminds you of someone you know. A crusty piece of bread brushed with white wine and garlic, topped with Swiss and fat rounds of tomato, sprinkled with herbs and then slow toasted. A mustardy-mayo side schmear. A … Continue reading Chez Temporal, Quebec City

Basic 4 Vegetarian Snack Bar – Health Salad

Basic 4 Vegetarian Snack bar, owned and run by the same wise (and friendly) 7th Day Adventist woman for almost 20 years, serves (I hear) an amazing vegan cheese steak, pita pizza, and “meatball” subs. I can vouch the “chicken” salad and carrot “tuna” salad. This last visit I wasn’t all that hungry, so I decided to try the “Health Salad.” Greens, a scoop of … Continue reading Basic 4 Vegetarian Snack Bar – Health Salad