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Fish Out of Water

Baked rainbow trout, with chopped tomatoes and parsley Trout, dusted with salt and pepper and drizzled with a bit of olive oil, sprinkled with chopped heirloom tomatoes, shallots and herbs […]

Salad + Soup

Chilled chard and sorrel soup, with crème fraiche — This soup is so easy I can make it with my eyes closed. Saute onion in unsalted butter, add chard and […]

Recession Specials 4b — Monday

Radish, tomato and red onion “bruschetta” Click here for a closeup shot. Radishes and red cippolini onions were roasted in a 350 F oven for 30 minutes, then combined with […]

Raw Food 2

Click here for a large-size version of this picture. What could be simpler: diced heirloom tomatoes (Japanese pear, Aunt Ruby, Sungold cherry tomatoes), mint, shallot, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, […]

Eggs on Toast 2

Eggs sunnyside-up, heirloom tomato and cucumber salad, toasted levain This is my newest favorite way to have breakfast — pan-fried eggs over salad and crispy toast. Ingredients vary, depending on […]

Two 20 Minute Meals

The most common excuse I hear when people say they’re not into cooking is “I don’t want to slave for hours on end in the kitchen just to make something […]

Greens 3

Spaghetti with cavolo nero, anchovy and garlic The sauce is a classical Italian treatment for greens. Make the sauce while the pasta cooks. Chop greens into a chiffonade. Heat olive […]

Recession Specials

When times get tough, the tough get cheap: Fettucine with roasted mushrooms, pine nuts and herbs wild mushrooms, sliced salt pepper olive oil 2 T. pine nuts, toasted handful of […]