Pasta with asparagus and mint is a quick dish, with a few tricks to enhance the flavor. The asparagus is chopped small, to cook quickly for freshest flavor. The cream is heated to almost boiling, and steeped with crushed garlic,
Extra baked tomatoes is the perfect descriptive term: these tomatoes are baked, baked, and then baked some more: extra baked. It’s a way to concentrate the tomato flavor and turn winter tomatoes into something that at least reminds you of their summer glory.
I began with a recipe for Irish Brown Bread from the Ballymaloe Cookery School, in Ballymaloe, Ireland, as recorded by noted baker and blogger David Lebovitz. I adapted it to my kitchen, where I mill my own wheat and rely on the convenience of instant yeast.
Don’t worry if you don’t have an authentic tian – any shallow baking dish will do that’s large enough to hold all the vegetables. I used an oval 2-quart baking dish for this summer vegetable tian, and I could have squeezed more vegetables in there.
The name translates to Hunters’ Sauce, and it goes with just about anything a hunter would bring home: game birds, rabbits, venison, and boar. It also works very well with our more ordinary food: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and lamb.
Thaw the meatballs, if you’re using frozen (I use the microwave). If they are tiny meatballs, leave them whole; otherwise, cut them in halves or quarters, so that they are bite-sized. Chop the onion into fine dice (you’ll have about 1 cup).
It all started with a vision: a nice round loaf of country French bread, full of flavor and goodness. With the Mockmill, I finally had the means to grind my own grain. I wanted to make bread in a fairly simple way –
There are all sorts of recipes for roast chicken. This is one of the easiest ever: a simple roast chicken without fuss or bother. Just add flavor to the inside, oil the outside, and roast it in the oven.
When you make this quick white bean & escarole soup, don’t feel you are required to use every ingredient just as listed. I like to use escarole, which is available throughout the winter, but you could substitute any type or mixture of dark leafy greens: chard,