Judith Hausman
Recipe: Pear Custard Pie

I like to use small, not-too-ripe Seckel pears for this dessert but any pear will do. Italian plums, rhubarb or raspberries work well, too. The light custard binds together the ripe fruit. INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 3 tablespoons any weight of cream, sour cream or yogurt 3 tablespoons melted butter 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons flour […]

A Slew of Slaws

Judith Hausman’s Blog – A Slew of Slaws – Urban Farm Onlinecole slaw, cole slaw recipe, Judith HausmanAfter volunteering to make cole slaw for a friend’s outdoor party, I had to come up with a cole slaw recipe that would withstand the summer heat.Cole slaw recipes have been on my mind lately because I’d volunteered […]

Winter Squash Stuffed with Lamb

It’s a pleasure to find that the winter squashes I hauled home from Vermont this fall are still sound—and delicious, as it turns out. They sat patiently in a corner of the kitchen counter, with no special care taken to store them, and were ready to become a special winter dinner. The recipe below for […]

Candied Orange Peels

Candying orange peels is fun and special. The thrifty process reminds us that oranges in the winter for the holidays were exotic and rare—no part of the precious citrus fruit could be thrown away. At the same time, the bitter-sweetness of this treat is adult and particular. It’s a sweet grandma would reach for; not […]

Eggs-on-Eggs Open-Faced Sandwiches

  This weekend, I took a page from the book those hearty Scandinavians, who do winter with such flair. Delicious, open-faced smorgasbord sandwiches paired with hot soup was the lunch that welcomed us inside after clearing the latest snow from the walks and parking spots around our house. This style of sandwich is often artfully […]

Winter Salad with Squash, Radish and Greens

Generally I swap soup for salad in the depth of winter, but I still have access to heartier salad greens grown in area hoop houses. To adhere to January’s calorie-cutback resolutions, I just have to include some salads into my daily meals. The combination of squash, winter radish and spinach not only tastes wonderful, it […]

Orange Salsa

Citrus abounds in winter. Fragrant Meyer lemons weigh down California trees, and tangerines and grapefruits swell in Florida’s groves this time of year. Even if they aren’t local in your area, they are some of the freshest fruits available on grocery store shelves. I used a variety of citrus treasures in place of tomatoes to […]

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Do you ever find yourself reaching for a salty snack, but cringe that eating the bag of potato chips in the cabinet will cause you to renege on your new year’s resolutions? Nuts are a healthy alternative to the greasy, overly salted snacks found in grocery store aisles, and this recipe, which includes a bit […]

Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Although the solstice has passed and the sun is slowly creeping its way back into our lives, we still have a lot of winter left. A hearty bean soup is one way keep your energy and stay warm until temperatures rise. My favorite take on this bean soup is Creole-style. For those who prefer it, […]

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

I have a friend who takes holiday cookies seriously. She starts well in advance, makes many dozens of cookies and always has a plateful ready to offer her guests and co-workers. Often we manage to bake together in her large kitchen this time of year; it’s a domestic pleasure and a gesture of friendship I […]