I wish my mother had thought of making burritos from Swiss chard. I might have eaten my greens as a child and liked them. My farm box of fresh veggies arrives twice a month, and this time of year it’s full of greens. Chard, kale, beet, spinach, mustard and collard greens have all made an …

The gentle heat of roasted poblano peppers is delicious when slapped into a folded tortilla layered with pickled red onions, Beecher’s Flagship cheese, and baby greens. On a visit to the Santa Fe School of Cooking in New Mexico a few years ago I picked up a grill that fits over the heating element of …

Why haven’t I roasted radishes before? How fantastic they are, their peppery edge mellows, turning sweet, and the green stems are a wee bitter and nutty in all the best ways. Cut radishes in half and toss with olive oil and salt. Place the tray into an oven heated to 400°F (200°C). Cook for 15 …

This recipe is a mash-up of Ina Garten’s Spinach in Puff Pastry and Anna Jones’s Double Greens and Phyllo Pie. I call mine “Cheery” because it’s made in response to the joy I felt when my Seattle Farm Box arrived last Sunday full of the freshest local greens, radishes, oyster mushrooms and eggs. I made …

This recipe is based on one from Diana Henry, which I found several years ago in her book titled Plenty: Good, uncomplicated food for the sustainable table. This is a wonderful dish that has stood the test of time. I come back to it over and over when I’m after an easy, nourishing dinner. Its …

What I really love about this recipe is the kimchi. The smoky heat, sour brine, and the crunchy cabbage make this dish soar. Also super fast and easy, this is an any night of the week friendly meal. Husband and I visited Seoul a few years ago and fell in love with its cuisine, both …

Eggplant Parmesan is one of my most favorite things in the world, but making a traditional version of it at home isn’t easy. Mulitple steps and the time they demand make it unattractive to most home cooks who want a hearty, comforting meal without a lot of fuss and dirty dishes. However, this recipe is …

My husband is a southerner raised on collard greens and pot liquor. I am not. Each time I’ve tried a side of collards at a local BBQ joint near our house in Florida, I’ve been disappointed. Bitter greens drowned in pork fat and salt with a dose of vinegar failed to light my fire for …

Quick and easy to make, this pizza is super nourishing and free from sin, unless of course you overload it with sinful toppings. Up to you!! I keep it relatively virtuous without sacrificing cheese or salami. My husband likes this so much that he asks me to make it often. The base is gluten-free if …

When I began cooking I thought I needed a recipe to roast a chicken. I turned to Ina Garten, whose The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, her first of many, was given to me as a housewarming gift by a friend who remains a friend today. That book was first published in 1999, and I was already …