Zucchini Tomato Basil Tart

Zucchini Tomato Basil TartMy tomatoes are ripening, my basil plant is a bush, and zucchini are abundant. I think this zucchini tomato basil tart really captures the vegetables we’re starting to see come to markets now. It’s also a perfect summertime dish as a light accompaniment to any grilled meal or part of a lunchtime salad. (more…)

Minty Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler2Summer means peaches and peaches mean sweet summer desserts. Pies, ice cream, raw, there’s only a short time you can get your fill, so you need to take advantage. I tend to lean towards a good peach pie in the summer, but there just weren’t enough for a pie in the basket from our local Saturday farmer’s market so I opted to make something which didn’t require a pie sized amount of them: peach cobbler. (more…)

Horseradish Greens Pistou – More CSA Fun

Horseradish Greens pistou

Horseradish Greens Pistou

I was talking to my mom about the horseradish greens (after last week’s post) when a really good idea popped into my head: use them in a pistou-like sauce. Prime rib and horseradish sauce are a classic pairing so I thought horseradish greens, which taste like horseradish, would go well with a nicely grilled steak in the form of an herb sauce. Over the weekend I had a great opportunity to turn the idea into a horseradish greens pistou and see how it turned out. (more…)

Grilled Kohlrabi Fava Beans and Horseradish Greens ‘En Papier d’Aluminium’

Grilled Kohlrabi with fava beans and horseradish greensA few posts back I wrote about how we’ve been receiving a CSA box each week from Montalbano Farms and warned you I’d be getting creative with it. In that post there was a photo of some weekly goodies which held a couple of items I’d never used before: kohlrabi and horseradish greens (even prompted a call from my mom asking how I use the horseradish greens). First, I needed to know what the heck kohlrabi was and how to use it and the horseradish greens. Yup, sometimes I just order things blindly. (more…)

Ceviche – Yes, You Too Can Make It!

CevicheWe ate a lot of well-cooked seafood last week on vacation in Brussels and Edinburgh so I thought I’d keep it going this week with some ceviche for our stay-home date night. Trust me when I say: everyone can make this. It is almost foolproof. And absolutely delicious. (more…)

48 Hours in Brussels – Mussels, Beer, and World Cup!

Brussels BelgiumIn what is becoming an annual summer rite, we once again set off on vacation over Fourth of July week. The past years have seen us journey to Italy, Quebec City, and Spain.  This year we were off to go visit her sister Shelly and her husband Ross in Edinburgh but decided a quick stop in another city would be a nice diversion. We chose Brussels. (more…)