Winter Squash and Orange Roots

I love starchy things.  We have friends who do that whole high-protein diet thing, but that makes me queasy just thinking about it.  Who really wants to eat all that meat and stuff, without the added benefit of comforting, tasty starches.  Yum, carbohydrates! At this time of year there are all sort of interesting starches…

Chickpeas with spinach and egg

For Minos’s birthday i bought her a cookbook of food from Jerusalem.  On the cover was a really yummy looking recipe for chickpeas and spinach with a fried egg on top.  And then a day later i ran across a similar recipe on Epicurious.  What are the odds? So i had to make it for…

Apple Daikon Pickle

Radishes lend themselves easily to Asian pickling.  My last batch was a quick Japanese pickle in rice vinegar.  I’d never tried a European style until I came across David Lebovitz’s radish pickle recipe.  I didn’t have french breakfast radishes and had used my red radishes already, but I had a daikon radish that had gone…