Greens Soup with Sausage and Potatoes

You can use any greens you like to make this soup. Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 pound Italian sausage – casings removed 3/4 pound white potatoes – sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 small onion, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves – thinly...

Green Tomato Salsa Verde

Green tomatoes can often stand in for tomatillos (or use half of each in any recipe that calls for tomatillos).  In this fresh salsa, diced green tomatoes are used instead of tomatillos, but the taste is remarkably similar.  It’s lovely with any mild...

Sirloin Chili with Tomatoes

I was in a rush the other day, and needed something I could put on the stove for dinner early and then take care of some other tasks. I looked at all my gorgeous tomatoes lined up on the windowsill, and then thought of the 2 pound sirloin in my freezer (from my other...

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken

Fish sauce is one of those things that generates strong opinions…yes, it is pungent, but it is also delicious! (And the taste is not the same as the aroma.) I’ve been making this dish for many years, and it’s a favorite both at home and with my...

Braised Beet (or Any) Greens

Adapted from Simply Recipes, a tasty way to use your beet greens. I generally toss the beet greens together with  Swiss chard and sometimes kale. I mean, what doesn’t taste good after being sautéed with bacon and onions? Ingredients 1 pound beet greens, or...