Rhubarb Kickback

Photo by Judith Hausman Drinks anyone? I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, but there are a few days each summer, a few of those 90-degree-plus days, such as the ones we are suddenly having in New York at the moment, where long, cool drinks in frosty glasses appeal to me. But how to drink […]

Korean-Style Scallion Pancakes

Photo by Judith Hausman Korean-style scallion pancakes are a treat. Korean-Style Scallion Pancakes I can’t claim any authentic Korean creds, but the slim purple-and-green scallions, or onion thinnings, that I brought home from my new CSA farm deserved to be showcased in Korean-style scallion pancakes. Korean-style scallion pancakes are a very fast vegetarian dish that […]

White Bean Salad Recipe

  Photo by Judith Hausman Serve this white bean salad along a (grass-fed) steak dinner. Salad days are here. Still, on a chillier-than-it-was-supposed-to-be evening, I wanted a salad that still had some of the heft and comfort of cooler weather food to accompany barbecue food, so I combined seasons with a salad based on white […]

Onion Biscuits

Photo by Judith Hausman Serve your onion biscuits with a slice of ham. To me, ham means biscuits, even here in New York’s Hudson Valley. We will soon be celebrating spring with the ham of a local pig, raised a few miles away. There will be asparagus, a leek-and-potato gratin, a salad of young greens […]

Parsnip Soup

Photo by Judith Hausman Carrots can be boring; try some parsnips this spring instead! Signs of spring are sprouting: crocus and daffodil greens poking through the snow, hopping robins and birdsong in the air, longer days and ice-free ponds. And yet, a few more soups can still be enjoyed from last season’s root vegetables before […]

Winter Sweets: Sweet, Natural Bread

Photo by Judith Hausman Winter sweets don’t have to be candy; this squash and apricot bread proves it. January is supposed to be a time of dietary atonement. Annually, all around the nation, people step on sales after the holiday cookies and grimace. Despite the cold that nudges us toward cozier, heavier foods, we are […]

New Year’s Lamb Stew

Photo by Judith Hausman With added North African spices, this stew is full of flavor. A meal for the new year, I think, should be comforting on one hand (What happened to 2012?) but also enlivening and piquant (What’s going to happen in 2013?) on the other. My friend and great cook, Debbie, served this […]

Fennel Salad Recipe

Photo by Judith Hausman A twist on the Waldorf salad makes for a great winter refresher. I turn to root vegetables and brassicas when the weather gets colder but the hearty, earthy food of winter also needs counterpoint. I was looking for a bracing salad to refresh us over the holidays and noticed the array […]

Recipe: Homemade Jam Bars

Photo by Judith Hausman These jam bars make for a great, quick treat for a gathering. I’m in a book club, and it was my turn to host my funny, smart friends. They usually arrive at my house medium-hungry, so while no one makes an elaborate spread, it’s our habit to serve some sweet and […]

Recipe: Warm Sweet-Potato Salad

You’re bound to have a little extra of something from your garden, so why not use them to make this warm, sweet-potato salad?