BLT Salad with Homemade Mayo

Recipes posted a year ago: Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Green Beans with Hazelnuts  Chicken Puttanesca Sausage and Kale Soup This is really two recipes in one! This was my first attempt at making homemade mayonnaise and I was pretty proud of myself that it turned out perfect!  Making mayonnaise takes quite a bit of … Continue reading BLT Salad with Homemade Mayo

RedEye Sauce

Recipes posted a year ago: Butternut and Endive Pork Steaks This sauce was inspired by a recipe I saw recently for RedEye gravy - something I had never had myself but sounded tasty.  Use this to dress up simple grilled chicken or pork and you're in for a tangy treat.  I added a couple of … Continue reading RedEye Sauce

Fava Bean Hummus

Fava beans and other legumes aren't normally on our menu.  However, we will make an occasional exception for things that come with our CSA share (corn on the cob and baby potatoes both come to mind).  So, when our CSA share included young fava beans for two straight weeks, we had enough saved up to … Continue reading Fava Bean Hummus

East Indian Seasoned Salmon

Salmon is a fun food to experiment with.  There are a lot of spices and herbs that go surprisingly well with the rich flavor of salmon - even if the combinations aren't something we're accustomed to seeing together.  An example is today's recipe, which uses spices more often associated with lamb and fowl dishes, and is … Continue reading East Indian Seasoned Salmon

Asparagus with Orange Fennel Sauce

The primary highlight of this recipe is the sauce; a mix of caramelized onions and fennel simmered in cider vinegar, orange juice, and vegetable broth until thickened, with just a slight bite from a pinch of cayenne at the end.  This sauce could be used for a host of ideas - from dressing up chicken breast … Continue reading Asparagus with Orange Fennel Sauce

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Tapenade is a condiment from the region surrounding Provence, France, consisting of a variety of ingredients minced very fine or ground together in a mortar and pestle with olive oil.  And while the name derives from the French word meaning capers (tapèno, which are usually included), the dish is most often described by people as … Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Pistachio Pesto

Traditional pesto combines copious amounts of basil with garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, and Parmesan or similar hard cheese.  We've long been fans of pesto, although we'll usually eliminate the cheese and add a squeeze of lemon.  This recipe takes the basic pesto and transforms it even further - substituting pistachios for the pine nuts … Continue reading Pistachio Pesto