Tag: Joy of Cooking

Meyer Lemon Bars 2.0

“The snow is coming down In our New England town And it’s been falling all day long What else is new? What can I do? But sing this valley winter song I wrote for you” (Fountains of Wayne, 2003) Snow! Snow! Look at the snow! Come out! Come out! Come out in the snow! (copyright ...

Meyer Lemon Meandering

Pictured above are my recent adventures with Meyer lemons: Pan-Seared Salmon with Brown Butter Meyer Lemon Sauce, Chicken Piccata, and Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Meyer Lemon Lavender Sorbet. The two lemon pan sauces were quite marvelous, with a mellower lemon flavor than I get from regular lemons. The sorbet was originally going ...

Mid-Summer Extra-veg-anza!

You may have noticed the CSA shares have been quite bountiful the last few weeks. Quite Bountiful. In addition to all those lovely vegetables, there have been blueberries and corn piled high in the refrigerator. I am wicked grateful for all the abundance in my life. I am also responsible for being, well, responsible with ...


Blood Orange Curd

As you may recall, I was very excited about making blood orange curd. I envisioned a reddish spread I could put on toast in the morning, or maybe between some cake layers. My hopes began to waver when I thought about it a bit more; simple color theory contradicted my idea of what color the ...


Turkey Tetrazzini

This is one of my favorite ways to use up some turkey breast that needs using. The basic recipe is from Joy of Cooking, and I discovered it could have used some salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish the sauce, but other than that, it’s delicious and very comfort-food-decadent, especially when you ...


CSA Shares #10 and #11, Tomatoes and Celebrations

It has been a whirlwind of activity here, and this post is really overdue. On to the food: Share #10, l to r: Kale, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, baby carrots, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, chile peppers.


CSA Share #9 and More Cucumbers!!

L to R: Slicing cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, parsley, zucchini, basil, kale, tomatoes, chile peppers. The cucumbers have almost been vanquished. Here are the latest casualties.