Easy Asparagus and Mushroom Tart

Asparagus languishing in the refrigerator. Shitakes sitting unused. A hungry me, and a desire to combine the two. I took this recipe from epicurious.com and and tweaked it just a little bit. I substituted a whole wheat pizza crust (thank you, KitchenAid!) for the puff pastry and substituted some yogurt with lemon zest and a dash of vinegar for the crème fraîche. The result – … Continue reading Easy Asparagus and Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tortellini in Mushroom Broth

I was feeling a little bit bad about my poor pasta maker, stored so long in the cupboard. For February’s Gourmet Unbound I decided to make fresh mushroom tortellini. While there certainly were quite a few step (broth, filling, fresh pasta, rolling, cutting, filling, and folding) in the end it only took me about an hour. And let me tell you, it was delicious. Seriously … Continue reading Mushroom Tortellini in Mushroom Broth

December GRID Happy Hour Tonight

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

Baltimore in the Fall

I finally found time to make the trip down to Baltimore and visit my friends Laura and John in their new wonderful, beautiful, full-of-original details house in Charles Village. We went straight to the Saturday farmers market around the corner, and stocked up on all kind of beautiful veggies, a great havarti, a loaf of bread, some apple cider (for mug after mug of cider … Continue reading Baltimore in the Fall

Ressurection Ale House

I finally made it over to Ressurection Alehouse, the new restaurant run by the couple partially responsible for the best fried pickles in Philadelphia (Memphis Taproom) and my West Philly neighborhood’s best on-tap beer bar (Local 44) . What a lovely joint – not that I’m surprised at all. I love the way the Brendan and Leigh take advantage of the best of a building … Continue reading Ressurection Ale House