White Bean Ragout on Toast with Oregano Pesto

I had kind of a hard time picking out a good name for this dish. Graham called it a super-bruschetta, and I had been calling it fancy beans on toast, but I wasn’t sure that either was a very blog-worthy or appealing title for such a delicious main dish. I ended up [...]


Quinoa and Toasted Sourdough Salad

I’m very excited about the pumpkins, apples and other fall produce that is showing up at our farmers market, but I’m also a little sad to see the summer tomatoes disappearing. If you’re like me and are still trying desperately to make use of the last of summer’s bounty, today’s [...]


Stewed Okra and Tomatoes with Black-Eyed Peas and Cucumber Relish

Now that we live in the south, I’ve been trying to embrace southern cooking a little more. Okra seems to be one of the staples of southern cuisine, so when I saw some pretty purple and green okra at the farmer’s market recently, I couldn’t help but take home a [...]


Special Guest Post: Zucchetti

After several weeks of traveling and vacation, Graham and I have made it to our new home in North Carolina! And while I am super-excited to try out our new kitchen, the moving van just dropped off all of our stuff yesterday, so we haven’t had time to do much cooking, let alone [...]


Tomato Fest and a Visit to our CSA Farm!

A few weekends ago Graham and I escaped the weird wintry cold of the Berkeley summer and went to check out the farm where our CSA box comes from. For several months we had been getting notices in our vegetable box about Saturday farm tours and decided the time was right to [...]

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