Category: winter


Unbeatable Borscht!

See what I did there? Sorry if it was too cornball for you, but I couldn’t resist. I hated beets as a child, but only by proxy. You see, my mother detests beets. I’m not sure “detests” is a strong enough word to describe the way her whole face screws up in disgust just to ...


Farro with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale, and Pomegranate Seeds (FOOD52)

Over the holidays, I tested a recipe for the FOOD52’s Pomegranate recipe contest, and was fortunate enough to have my testing notes featured on their website (look for mamamarti’s comments-that’s me), as well as a fabulous new side dish to add to my recipe files. This dish is one of the most rocking grain dishes ...


A Hoppin’ Happy New Year To You!

(Edited to clarify when the peas go into the dish-doh!) Hoppin’ John is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day in the Southern U.S., for good luck. The black-eyed peas are symbolic of coins or pennies, so represent prosperity. We are not Southern, but the whole family loves this dish, New Year’s or not. It makes ...