Crunchy Rainbow Stir-Fry

Cabbage isn’t something I ever thought to use in a stir-fry until the first time I tried it. I had a hot pan and some cabbage just sitting there, so I thought, why not? Thinly sliced and quickly stir fried over highish heat, it produced a lovely, crunchy,...

Thai Basil Chicken

Chicken breast, fresh Thai basil, bell peppers, carrots and bamboo shoots in a light coconut milk and green curry sauce. Ingredients 2-3 Tblsp Thai prepared green curry paste, or to taste (available in Asian grocery stores and some supermarkets) 1 can of coconut milk...

Cooking with Garlic Scapes: Stir Fry

Garlic scapes may look a little unusual, but they are nothing to be feared. They have a slightly milder, grassier flavor than garlic, and can be used raw in pestos, dressings and dips, or anywhere you would use garlic in a recipe.  (When I brought mine home from...

Lacto-fermented Dilly Beans

adapted from culturesforhealth.com  Makes 2 quarts.   Ingredients: 2 quarts water 4-6 tablespoons sea salt 1 pound young green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes, or to taste 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 2 large...

Green Beans with Charred Onions

Adapted from Molto Gusto by Mario Batali Ingredients Kosher salt 1 lb. young green beans 2 medium sweet onions 1 1/2 Tbl balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 Tbl orange juice 2 Tbl olive oil sea salt   Directions 1. Bring 4 qts of water to boil and add 2 Tbl Kosher salt 2. Add...