Big Queer Garden Salad

On metaphors and small gardens

Pasta with Hazelnut-Nettle Pesto and Fresh Peas

Last June, my partner discovered a raspberry bush straddling a parking lot and a church garden, which have both since been bulldozed and turned into an apartment building we cannot afford to live in.

Savory Winter Root Vegetable Tart

It took me a year to get this one down pat, but this vegetarian tart has been a hit at dinner parties. Rosemary-roasted beets, butternut squash, parsnips, and carrots are tossed with roasted garlic and goat cheese, then baked in a savory pie crust.

Vegan “Unagi” with Shiitake

I love unagi, but with the endangerment of the glass eel population (as well as the rising cost), it might be best to cool it with the eel. Although I’ve been following the eel news for several months, I hadn’t considered alternatives, but I saw this recipe for “Mock Eel” in the latest issue of Saveur and…

Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Here’s a warming winter-vegetable recipe with a bite! I’ve been working it on all winter. You know, just in time for spring … On the bright side, it’s not sakura-flavored and isn’t a doughnut!

Bamboo Coconut Curry with Kabocha, Lotus Root, and Soy Beans

I’ve noticed a lot of people find my blog by searching for bamboo shoot recipes. This year, I wanted to develop a new recipe to add to the list and to make something other than bamboo-rice with the shoot I bought. My friend and temporary roommate mentioned that she had seen a bamboo and kabocha curry…