In which there is an announcement; also, lentils.
Or, cheap and good pesto for your queer decadence on a budget
On metaphors and small gardens
Bake some zucchini bread and do work on yourself to be a better ally.
We can handle nettles by taking a page from Ivan Coyote and “cowboying down.”
This recipe combines rhubarb, raspberries, and blackberries with my family’s oatmeal topping and a hint of ginger. It’s a snap to throw together and perfect for those spooky proto-autumn PNW summer nights when the temperature drops and it actually rains.
Oh, and I suppose you could serve this with a nice Chianti, but only if you pronounce it correctly.
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.
I accidentally bought a white-fleshed sweet potato instead of an orange sweet potato, so I decided to make this old favorite from Japan. In the US, sweet potatoes with hard, orange flesh (annôimo, 安納芋) are more common, but in Japan, sweet potatoes with a softer, white/yellow flesh (satsumaimo, サツマイモ) are what you’ll find in the grocery…
A nice bright salsa to end the summer (never mind it’s been over for a month). This recipe is very simple, and I love the way the flavors and textures work together. I like to serve this with homemade tortillas (or rice or quinoa), avocados, and roasted kabocha tossed with cumin and cayenne.
And oh, how I have waited for goat cheese and fresh beets.
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 temporary roommate mentioned that she had seen a bamboo and kabocha curry at…