A Southern soul-food staple with a long history, collard greens are a delicious, nutritional powerhouse for the dinner table. Includes recipes!
Photo by Judith Hausman Spring soup? Well, yes, it has finally started to warm up in New Yorkâ€™s Hudson Valley, but a light, healthful soup, made quickly with a gardenâ€™s first offerings, can still tempt me. After a perfect Mothers Day morning of getting this yearâ€™s petunias in place and finally moving the overwintered geraniums […]
Photo by Judith Hausman This is a classic, French-style pan sauce, usually made from the fat and browned bits left from searing meat. However, this version doesnâ€™t depend on having just cooked meat, so itâ€™s great for bringing leftover beef, pork, chicken or even salmon to the next level. For my own meal, it sauced […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Our first barbecue of the season was a joint effort. My hosts offered beautiful burgers, and I made the pizza. While the fire was getting hot enough for the burgers, we maneuvered the stretched and lightly-oiled dough onto the grill first (it took 3 of us to do so!), quickly covered […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Hereâ€™s a fresh dish for spring. A recent trip to Turkey gave me a jumpstart on spring cooking because of the milder weather there (the peach and apricot trees were already in bloom) and because of the wonderful vegetable-centric cuisine of that country. It goes without saying that cucumbers, tomatoes and […]
Photo by Judith Hausman This pretty pink dish put spring in your step. Hereâ€™s a humble, vegetarian pasta combination, perfect for a still-cold night. Often if I find decent winter beets in the market, I roast them right away when baking something else, so the beets can wait ready-to-eat in the fridge. Red beets tossed […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Nordic food finds an locavore twist. Now that the best restaurant in the world (Noma) is in Denmark, Nordic food is having its moment in the sun. Could that be why the bunch of fresh, local dill I found at a farm stand recently made me think Scandinavian? Unlike the Midwest, […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Stew is good for you! Winter is still among us in the New Yorkâ€™s Hudson Valley where I live. The beets and potatoes at the farmers markets are getting a little wrinkled, but a few greens and fresh herbs, grown slowly under snow-dusted hoop houses, are beginning to show up. I […]