Friday, February 22, 2013

Blackberry-Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day (do I really need to list the reasons why?), but this year I felt compelled to celebrate, even if in just some small way.  Perhaps it's because there was a third person this year (who is technically not here yet) and my emotions got the better of me and convinced me that Valentine's Day is in fact important.  The end result was a simple baking project, so it's not as if I went all out, but it definitely meant more to me this year than it has in years past.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Village Voice's Sixth Annual Choice Eats

Is it already time for Choice Eats? In just a few weeks, 50+ restaurants will be serving a plethora of food in the massive 69th Armory.

I was totally overwhelmed the first year I attended - and I didn't even eat about half of the offerings - and last year was no different.  This year's event is the sixth annual and is taking place on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CSA Week 24

Vegetables: 2 pounds turnips, 1 bunch baby fennel, 1 bunch scallions, 1 head red leaf lettuce, 2 pounds sweet potatoes, 2 pounds carrots, 1 bunch tatsoi
Fruit: 8 pounds mixed apples

Here's what I'm making:

  • Moroccan chickpea, turnip, sweet potato, and carrot stew with preserved lemons, green olives, and harissa
  • Smoked crispy sweet potatoes, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches (a riff on Van Horn's Sweet PLT)
  • Sweet potato, walnut, sage, and parmesan pizza
  • Spicy turnip fries
  • Fennel-apple slaw
  • Tatsoi-apple-ginger juice (because I am really entirely over bok choy and all related vegetables
  • Mini apple pies
  • Brown sugar apple upside down cake with apple cider caramel and spiced walnuts
  • Spiced apple cider

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CSA Week 23

No share last week because of Hurricane Sandy, so this week's share and subsequent ones will be a little bigger.

Vegetables: 1 bunch leeks, 1 head radicchio, 1 large bunch mustard greens, 1/2 pound green string beans, 1 head red leaf lettuce, 2 pounds green peppers, 2 pounds sweet potatoes, 1 large butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
Fruit: 7 pounds apples

Here's what I'm making:
  • Sweet potato, red lentil, and quinoa sliders with lettuce, tomato, and harissa and roasted garlic mayo
  • Linguine with leeks, radicchio, and walnut pesto (based on this recipe)
  • Penne with pesto, potatoes, and green beans (I put up a few jars of pesto at the end of the summer using basil from my mom's garden)
  • Salad of lettuce, roasted butternut squash, French lentils, dried cranberries, maple-sage walnuts, pecorino, and fresh-pressed apple cider dressing
  • Garam masala butternut squash seeds
  • Waffles with apples and maple syrup
  • Caramel apple mini pies (5" little ones!)
  • Spiced apple cider

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