Pear Bread
Pear Bread

  Photo by Judith Hausman Fruit plus bread equals “time to eat a snack.” The orchard store is still full of apples, but they are down to the last of the pears. I bought a big bag of small Bosc “utility” pears, spotted and still hard. They’ll ripen fast enough at home and the few […]

Broccoli di Rabe with Potatoes and Sausage
Broccoli di Rabe with Potatoes and Sausage

  Photo by Judith Hausman Serve this dish with a big salad alongside and an apple cake for dessert. On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I discovered that broccoli di rabe (aka broccoli raab, rapini) can even make a greasy cheesesteak taste good. Broccoli di rabe holds up so well to cheese or sausage or […]

Green Puttanesca
Green Puttanesca

  Photo by Judith Hausman Pasta puttanesca is a flavorful dish, perfect for fall or winter. I usually think of pasta puttanesca as a winter dish because it makes wonderful use of the pantry and its salty, strong flavors warm up a winter night. Puttanesca doesn’t relay on fresh vegetables and comes together in a […]

Barley Stuffed Peppers
Barley Stuffed Peppers

  Photo by Judith Hausman Stuffed bell peppers make a traditional and hardy fall meal. Surprisingly hardy in the fall garden, juicy green bell peppers freeze well when diced, and they also can hold any number of tasty stuffings. This stuffed bell pepper recipe is pretty conventional, but rather than rice, I chose chewy barley. […]

Braised Lamb with Chinese Flavors
Braised Lamb with Chinese Flavors

Photo by Judith Hausman Pair some lamb with some seasonal turnips.  My local lamb share won’t be here until just before Christmas, but cool weather and a stash of dense yet mild Japanese turnips put me in mind of braised meats and warm Asian flavors. The recipe I chose was originally for short ribs and […]

Pear-Gorgonzola Pizza
Pear-Gorgonzola Pizza

Photo by Judith Hausman Pears and pizza are a perfect pair. Fruit and cheese: It’s an iconic picnic pairing that deserved the pizza stone this fall, and it couldn’t have come together any more easily. On a weekend, you can mix up your signature pizza dough recipe, but on a Monday night, I used whole-wheat […]

Apple Pan Dowdy
Apple Pan Dowdy

This old-fashioned recipe deserves our attention.

A Waldorf-Style Salad
A Waldorf-Style Salad

Photo by Judith Hausman This fall, try this Waldorf-style salad. Created between 1893 and 1896 in the kitchens of the famed Waldorf (now the Waldorf Astoria) Hotel in New York City, this “composed” salad is still perfect for fall with its bracing flavors of apple, nuts and tangy celery. I’ve always been partial to it […]

Corn and Salmon Chowder
Corn and Salmon Chowder

  Photo by Judith Hausman Salmon and corn make this chowder wonderful. By early fall, the local corn has gotten tougher and starchier, but there were still piles of irresistible, pale-green ears at the farmers market this weekend, so I made my first soup of the new season, a chunky corn and salmon chowder, full […]

Citrus-Cucumber Salsa
Citrus-Cucumber Salsa

  Photo by Judith Hausman Citrus meet cucumber; cucumber, citrus. Transitioning now to true autumn, I still have dribs and drabs of summer elements to enjoy, as well as the occasional warmer evening when peaches and tomatoes still call to me. I made this salsa (you could also call it a relish or salad) in […]