Salmon Nicoise Salad

I finally filled my basket this late spring season with leafy greens and colorful carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and radishes (not pictured, because I ate them immediately). All of the recent cold weather made me think that we were skipping spring and going straight into summer, but not to worry. It’s all growing now! While I did…

Sunday Brunch with Salmon Skewers and a Spinach Frittata

Some weekends beg for a big Sunday brunch, especially those weekends when the weather is perfect and stays in the 70s all morning. Today I’m cooking up a spinach frittata and sage home fries, and my husband is manning the grill where we’re making salmon kebabs. Scallions were a new addition to Oakdale Farms’ table at the farmers…

Baked Salmon over Orange Maple Beets and Carrots with Quinoa

Oakdale Farms in Rehoboth, MA, grows produce all year round. They have cold frames and indoor gardens through the winter, so the beets and carrots that I bought yesterday at the Natick Farmers Market were just picked. Cold frames are covered structures that use solar energy and insulation to create a warm environment for plants. They are…

Salmon En Papillote

Is anyone else in a food slump? You know, that feeling of unfullfilment after the holidays when your taste buds are still reeling from copious amounts of decadent dinners? Plus, it’s too cold and you’re too tired to make a creative dinner? I’m there. I decided to make salmon en papillote, which is French for “in…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

There’s one more week left in the outdoor Natick Farmers Market, but already more than half of the vendors have moved inside. Today was cold and windy, just like the week that came before it. The vendors are still selling all the fall veggies, and it’s amazing to see kohlrabi, cabbage and kale, that first appeared in the spring, come…

Strawberry Ice Cream (and other summertime recipes)

Summer is my favorite season. I love just about everything that grows in this season, flowers and food alike. For the last couple of months, Stearns Farm CSA includes fresh flowers every week, so I’ve been cutting 25 blooms every other week to take home. They’re included in my share so I don’t have to…

More Orange Roughy, Please

I grew up in a family of self-proclaimed “foodies.” They watch cooking shows, read cookbooks for fun, and eat like it’s their job. My mother is an incredible cook, and her talent seems to have been handed down to each of my siblings in different ways. One of my brothers is a master in the…