Chilled Beet, Cucumber and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like a chilled soup full of fresh produce to energize you during the long, hot days of summer. With myriad chilled soup recipes available, it’s hard to choose just one. My approach to meal preparation generally begins with an assessment of what produce I have in my kitchen and in my garden, and…

A Sweet Potato Quesadilla and Nola’s Salsa Fresca for Cinco de Mayo

“I just want to sit and learn with someone’s grandma,” says Sherie Grillon, chef and founder of Nola’s Fresh Foods, a salsa company based in Boston. “Culinary school never interested me.” Sherie grew up in a half Italian, all Southern family in New Orleans where she was always surrounded by food and family, cooking pasta…

Raw, vegan and gluten-free: Nüssli 118°

When the last shoppers leave from the Wayland Winter Farmers Market, the place turns into a bartering free for all. Vendors wander over to each other’s booths and shop the wares. Angela leaves her table of Chocolate Orange Rounds and Vanilla Chai Cashew Smoothies and heads over to Winter Moon Roots. In exchange for several…

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…

Fall Vegetables Tempura

Last week I received a delicata squash in my Stearns Farm CSA share, and this week I received a butternut squash. That’s just too many squashes to have sitting around, so I decided to tempura the delicata. You can drop just about anything in batter and pan fry it, and I love to tempura my vegetables….