Wild Onion Pickle

We are very excited about our new plot at the local community garden.  Visions of red ripe tomatoes, plentiful cucumbers, grillable eggplants, and fresh green beans fill our heads (idealistically, probably).  In an attempt to involve The Brood, we took them to the plot and had them help dig, pull weeds, and plant seeds.  Number…

Dinner: Lemon Pizza

Fridays have become Pizza Friday around here.  Not that long ago, in an email thread now long lost, we documented a blog with a lemon pizza.  When I found cheap Meyer lemons just after those emails were exchanged, it was clear that Pizza Friday must feature the lemon.  With olives and onions and garlic, it…

Dinner: Stewed Artichokes and Favas

It’s spring and I’ve been craving artichokes.  I have not, however, been craving the work of prepping them.  Having a bag of frozen green fava beans, I bought a bag of frozen artichoke hearts and made a simple stewed version of these with white wine and homemade stock (of which we now have scads).  Along…

Snowjam: Vegetable Soup and Dumplings

Atlanta is now infamous for its lack of coping skills in winter weather.  I was lucky to have only spent 3 hours in the snow and logistics induced traffic jam of 2014.  Even though I was lucky compared to others I knew who spent 7 and 13 hours in it, it was still a hideous…

Super Bowl 2014 and Chili Update

Our usual Super Bowl party hosts cancelled this year.  Since I love football, there had to be a Super Bowl party!  So we split duties with our friends.  We cooked and they provided the space.  This was the perfect time to play with the chili recipe, which I did.

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cookies for the GFBCS2013

What, you might ask, is “GFBCS2013”?  It is: All of you loyal readers who have been with us from the beginning know that the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is, in a sense, the reason for this blog.  Quite simply, i love making cookies and love eating cookies, so i have wanted to participate in…

Vegetarian Chili

Much vegetarian chili is unsatisfying to me.  Maybe it’s beans in vaguely chili flavored tomatoes.  Or maybe it’s tvp or seitan, and I’m not absolutely crazy about those.  But I didn’t have any alternative, so I kept trying different versions.  This one has a chili-like texture provided by the split moong dal.  If you can’t…

Chili Seasoning Spice Mix

Spice blends are so useful, particularly when time is short.  Many premixed blends in stores can be bland, too salty or just stale.  In any case, it’s nice to customize blends to one’s own taste.  One of my recent obsessions is the quest for a good vegetarian chili that has a authentic texture and rich…

An Introduction to The Pantry Key

Minos has a daughter with a prodigious appetite.  The panty must remain locked, or Rose will eat her out of house and home. PostLibyan wanted to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and in order to do that you have to have a food blog. Both Minos and PostLibyan love to cook.  Minos…