Grilled Bok Choy, Teriyaki Chicken and Fried Rice

Whenever I get bok choy in my CSA share, I immediately think of making Chinese food. I tried grilling the bok choy this time (I usually sauté the leaves), and it was so good. This week was the first pickup of the Stearns Farm CSA, and we received two heads of bok choy, one bunch each…

Turnip and Potato Mash with Sage Butter

Thanksgiving has the most food traditions of any American holiday. If I asked anyone off the street what they’re planning to cook for the big day, they’d say their Grandmother’s stuffing or their sister-in-law’s green bean casserole. Some swear by their mother’s cranberry sauce while others by the jellied kind from the can (I shamelessly…

Roast, Simmer, Purée

You guessed it: this post is about making soup. It’s about the great endeavor called making soup. I received another butternut squash in my Stearns Farm CSA, and so I vowed to make soup for the first time ever. After pouring over lots of recipes, I was dismayed to find that making soup was generally a three step process….

Garlic!

This weekend at the Natick Farmers Market, every vendor table had bunches of garlic for sale. I’d been desperately seeking out overwintered garlic the past few months, but no one had any left. Overwintered means living matter that is stored or lives through the winter, such as plants or animals, and in this case it…