August 2009

On Tomatoes

August 20, 2009

During a particularly scorching August many, many year’s ago, Bettina rode up a steep hill after traveling all day on a teenage bike tour. At the top, there was a farm stand.

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First Tomato Soup

August 20, 2009

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<--break-->Cut a small X at the base of the tomatoes and drop them into a pot of boil water just until the skins begin to loosen, 10 to 15 seconds. Remove them with a sieve or a pair of tongs, and hold each tomato under cold running water. The peel will slip off easily.

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Why We Should Cook

August 9, 2009

In a recent New York Times Magazine article, Michael Pollan says �It�s hard to imagine ever reforming the American way of eating

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Adapted from Pure Simple Cooking by Diana Henry, this recipe is so good you won’t be able to stop eating it. Serves 4-6 4 lg. boneless chicken breasts, skins removed Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper About 2-3 Tbls. olive oil 1 lg. onion, finely chopped 16 oz. Greek-style Fage yogurt 2 lg. eggs, beaten […]

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We get comfortable using certain herbs in particular ways. Basil is one of those herbs

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This recipe was inspired by our current cook the book author Diana Henry. Serves 8 2 1/2 c. whole milk 40 lg. basil leaves, roughly torn Rind of two lemons, cut in strips Juice of two lemons 1  1/4 c. fine sugar 8 egg yolks 1  1/4 c. (10 fl. oz.) heavy cream Heat milk […]

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Serves 6 8 ears cooked corn 1/4 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, basil, sage, and tarragon Lime Butter: 1 lg. garlic clove, chopped 1/4 c. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 Tbls. unsalted butter, melted Prepare lime butter by pureeing garlic with lime juice, salt, and […]

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We love this recipe from Diana Henry; the vegetables are half-cooked before the fish is added. It is simple, light and fresh for summer eating. Cooked in a garlicky wine tomato broth it is a dish to savor and share. Serve with crusty baguette. Serves 6 2 1/2 to 3 lb fillet of atlantic sea […]

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Fresh Garlic

August 6, 2009

Last week in a pinch to finish this recipe, the only garlic available from a local Whole Foods store was from Argentina

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