Category Archive: fruit & veggies

Kabocha soup

This is a soup I learned to make in Japan — kabocha pumpkin soup. I just kind of made it up. Sometimes I add hot pepper — red chili flakes, or New Mexican… Continue reading

Radishes and salt

So simple and beautiful — radishes and salt. Sometimes I chop some up while I’m cooking dinner, or save them as an accompaniment.  


I love ratatouille. One thing I sometimes add to this — bell pepper. My recipe is scrawled on a piece of paper from a FaceBook message from a friend. I change it up… Continue reading

Pesto Crack!

I love this recipe from Closet Cooking. It is like crack. If crack were good for you. I have turned numerous people on to this insanely good recipe. One of my colleagues threatened… Continue reading

The cuke

A delicious tipple for the summer, TheKitchn — I usually halve the recipe as this makes 6 drinks. Next time I have a party though, I’ll double it. Two key changes to the… Continue reading


This REALLY is a great tzatziki recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen. I have made it over and over again. There are some recipes with less steps (say, that skip salting the cucumbers) — they… Continue reading

Roasted Raab

My cousin owns and runs a farm in Washington state, Red Dog Farms. In a recent email newsletter she writes about raab, otherwise known as rabe, or rapini. She explains that a raab… Continue reading

Put a sun in Sunday, Sunday!

  It’s March 30th, in Washington, DC, Sunday. And it’s raining and sleeting. This really isn’t like you, DC, but if it means we’ll have a milder than usual summer this year, I’m good… Continue reading

The fire of a radish

The words are from author Tom Robbins, in Jitterbug Perfume: the fire of a radish is a cold fire. I fear my radishes here are a little too cheerful, not “cold” enough. The… Continue reading

I can see a lot of bright in you

A sliver of one last blood orange, with a sliver of a lyric from Sufjan Stevens, “I can see a lot of bright in you,” from the song, “That dress looks nice on… Continue reading