A recent Sunday night gathering with friends, I served the perfect no cook meal for a hot evening: garden party kebabs. Inspired by the last of the summer harvest: cherry tomatoes, young zucchini, sweet red peppers and a dozen small onions. Chopping a bounty of cucumbers into a minty yogurt dipping sauce, all served with a […]
Kitchen Table Shepherd’s Pie | Serves 4-6 Shepherd’s Pie is a chunky, tender stew under a layer of mashed potatoes, made extra creamy with hot milk, cream and butter. There is nothing quite as tasty as a classic shepherd’s pie made the old fashioned way, yet there are as many versions of shepherd’s pie as […]
Vermont Cheddar and Spinach Custard Makes four 8 oz. ramekins / Serves 4 Cheddar and spinach are old friends, and are beautifully paired in this delicate custard. The eggy custard is nicely seasoned with a small grating of nutmeg, and easily adapted to include sautéed shallots or softened mushroom. This custard is pure comfort food […]
Savory Onion Tart | Serves 8 I’ll be the first to admit that I often get my best ideas when wandering in a kitchen store. So it’s hard to say if it was the recipe or the fluted removable tart pan, which first inspired me to try baking a tart. But this is the time […]
Cooking with Leeks:
Caramelized them for a savory tart, sauteed and wrapped them with chard for enchiladas, but my favorite way to serve leeks is to soften in melted butter with a little sweet cream, and serve as a bed under a lightly glazed fillet of salmon. The recipe below is on page 174 of my book, The Complete Kitchen Garden.