Beet Tartare

A mixture of finely chopped beets, kohlrabi, cucumber and avocado are accompanied by a tangy mustard vinaigrette, crunchy shallots and robustly flavored fresh tarragon in this vegetarian twist on the classic steak tartare. I had an interesting dream just before I woke up the other morning.  I dreamed I saw a recipe for a vegetarian tartare…

Green Gazpacho

A lesson in self-acceptance and a delightful chilled summer soup that is ridiculously simple to throw together and reflects the vibrant greens of this beautiful season. Sometimes I just need a good swift kick in the pants to get going on something. I think I’ve mentioned before that I began envisioning my food blog over…

The Sloe Carry

Two recipes in one ∼ Homemade aquavit and sloe gin settle in together with smooth sherry and herbaceous Benedictine for a new classic cocktail.  Who doesn’t love a good cocktail?  Not me apparently, judging from all my books on the subject and the many cocktail menus I’ve swiped from restaurants and bars over the years… A couple…

Mushroom Bolognese

Shitake and cremini mushrooms take the place of meat in this surprisingly hearty Mushroom Bolognese that will please even the most diehard meat-eater. Recently I was talking to a coworker about how I don’t eat meat very often and hadn’t cooked it in a while and he got a sad, questioning look on his face…