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 […]

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

  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

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

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

This old-fashioned recipe deserves our attention.

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 […]

Turnip Greens Skillet Dinner

Photo by Judith Hausman Try some turnip greens this season. I recently volunteered at a local food-bank garden and came home with a bonus bag of tender turnip thinnings. The farmer grows a lot of turnips in this unfenced plot (that was once the lawn of a stately home) because the deer seem to leave […]

Peach … Something

Photo by Judith Hausman This dessert-without-a-name could just be called “delicious.” Not a pie, not a crisp, not quite a cobbler — still, this easy, seat-of-the-pants peach-something dessert was my solution for six or so seriously overripe peaches. I have enough peach jam, I didn’t have enough fruit to mount a canning operation and I find that […]

Melon & Crab Salad

Photo by Judith Hausman A summer salad isn’t complete without seafood. Light and easy, a melon and crab salad with mint and ginger is satisfying, sweet, salty and sour, just right to whet the appetite on a still-summery night or to serve as a full lunch in these last free days of August. A cold […]