Tag: side dishes

Ottolenghi: Quinoa and Grilled Sourdough Salad

It’s funny that this salad’s name doesn’t include tomatoes, because their quality will make or break it, but it’s in the Tomatoes section of Plenty, so I guess that’s a hint.

CSA Share #10; Sooooo Much Cooking…Sooooo Much Dishwashing…Hey, Look, Dilly Bean Salad!

The share is leaning decidedly toward autumn this week. Contrary to popular belief, or conventional wisdom, or culturally passed on folklore, watermelon is not the quintessential summer fruit. It doesn’t even become available at farmstands and farmers’ markets in New England until late July/mid August. So for those of us in the northern US, watermelon ...


Mid-Winter Turkey Feast

It’s tradition around here that my mother-in-law cooks Thanksgiving dinner. She loves to do it, and she’s very good at it. It’s always bountiful and delicious. She also sends us home with some leftovers, which we love. But there is nothing like the heady aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven to make the ...


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 ...


Sauteed Rice with Leeks

You know, I think leeks are magic. Everything is better with leeks. The humble potato meets up with leeks in Julia’s Potage Parmentier, and they become a soup that you want to share with everyone and no one all at the same time. They are a depth-adding member of a fall/winter vegetable soup. They are ...

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto

But first, as promised, photos of fabulous food!