Pickled Beet and Chorizo Orzo Salad

It’s the time of year when cold salads abound, from the classic potato and pasta salads, staples of most summer barbecues, to the healthier whole grain salads such as quinoa tabouli and blue cheese farro.  An all-in-one salad that is cool, light, refreshing, and nourishing is a staple to my summer diet, and every year…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs

One of my friends, that I happen to be visiting with recently, is on a very restricted diet which excludes all dairy, eggs, gluten, night-shades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers…), sugar, grains, seeds, and nuts.  Honestly, I’m not sure how one functions, or even exists, on such a diet, but she insists that it’s a viable medical…

Radishes with Raw Honey

I planted radishes in my garden for the first time this year, and they have done extremely well.  Now, I am not a big radish lover, as a kid I was would always make the point of picking them off of my salads.  Actually, come to think of it, I still do that as an…

Pickled Sweet Corn Salad

Lightly pickled sweet corn in a honey dijon vinaigrette with small cubes of salty feta, sweet bell peppers, and freshly picked chives.  A simple summer salad, that would probably qualify more as a starchy side then an actual salad, but is still a lovely accompaniment to any summer meal.  A lighter alternative to the more…

Papa a la Huancaína

Papa a la Huancaína is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes, and as Vermont tends to lack good Peruvian cuisine, it falls to me to recreate my own versions of Peruvian dishes such as this one.  Papa a la Huancaína, in its simplest form, is a potato smothered in a spicy cheese sauce.  I decided…

Fresh Thyme Egg Salad

Egg salad – where all good Easter eggs come to their deliciously grizzly end. Ingredients: 6 Hardboiled Eggs 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tbsp fresh Thyme squeeze of Lemon Juice dash of Salt Fresh thyme adds a delicate complexity to this familiar dish. Directions: Peel and dice up your eggs. Place your eggs in a bowl,…