Cranberry and Apple Relish

If you don’t ever cook from scratch and your dinners routinely come from the prepared-food section of grocery store freezers, then I could understand why making Thanksgiving dinner for your family or a crowd might be a scary proposition. Each year, I note the angst and anxiety underlying the pre-Thanksgiving writings of big city newspapers, […]

Celebrate Celeriac

If you like celery, you’ll love celeriac. The homely, gnarly root can be mashed like potatoes, grated raw into salad, sliced into chips for dipping, chunked for roasting, julienned for stir-fry, all versions tasting powerfully like celery. Celeriac greens look like super-sized parsley and can be finely chopped for salad, adding to soup or mixing […]

End of Season Salsa

Print Corn and Tomato Salsa   Ingredients 1 large tomato 1 cob of cooked corn 1 small red onion 1 clove of pureed garlic A generous sprig of cilantro (or to taste) A bit of minced fresh or canned jalapeno to taste Juice of half a lime A little olive oil A sprinkle of cumin […]

Crabapple Sorbet

What an apple year it is going to be! Trees are so loaded and I am happily anticipating cider-making and buckets of apples stored down cellar for eating and cooking all winter. Best of all, the crab apple tree in front of the house is producing tons of lovely little rosy-cheeked apples, many more than […]