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What do I do with all these tomatillos?

What do I do with all these tomatillos?

Last November, after our two-person pandemic-constricted Thanksgiving dinner, I ended up with a whole lot of leftover turkey. What to do? One solution was turkey molé, a rich and complex sauce that blends spicy chiles with nuts, chocolate and dried fruit. The recipe I found 

Red lentil chickpea zucchini soup

Red lentil chickpea zucchini soup

At some point every summer, there’s just too much zucchini.  Gardeners can’t give it away.  Another problem: zucchinis quickly balloon in size and become inedible.  I pick zucchini small, assuming I can find them in time.  The small ones are slightly sweet, with a distinctive 

Foods vs Sleep. The good and the bad.

Foods vs Sleep. The good and the bad.

Over the past year I’ve been experimenting with chocolate cake recipes. Not any chocolate cake. It’s always “The Best Chocolate Cake EVER!!” How can there be more than one Best Chocolate Cake recipe? In fact, I think you could publish an entire book of Best 

Serve up easy garden grain salads

Serve up easy garden grain salads

Grain-based salads are my favorite go-to solution for summer meals. Why? Easy Healthy Delicious Take advantage of fresh vegetables (from your garden or not) Take advantage of fresh herbs (from your garden or not) Great leftovers The first step is to choose a grain. Here 

Summer is vegetarian-friendly

Summer is vegetarian-friendly

When someone says “summer food”, what pops into your mind? Ice Cream? Grilled burgers? Fresh tomatoes? How about … Vegetarian? Summer is the best season to be a vegetarian (or vegan).  Fresh vegetables abound.  When the weather is hot, we prefer foods that are lighter 

What’s summer without corn on the cob?

What’s summer without corn on the cob?

When it comes to summer produce, tomatoes are at the top of my list.  But fresh sweet corn is a close second.  The window for peak freshness is narrow, roughly late July through August, depending on where you live.  Corn plants don’t keep flowering and producing for