Kale & Artichoke Tart

What do you do with a fridge full of stinky kale? This has been my latest brainwave – make spinach artichoke dip, with kale instead of spinach, stick it in a tart shell, and call it a meal. It’s artery-clogging rich, but sooo damn good. In retrospect, it’s not as unhealthy as it sounds. Because…

Fresh Orecchiette with Lintels and Mushrooms

Homemade orecchiette pasta with delicate green lintels, baby portobellos, and a hint of Serrano peppers. Hand making the orecchiette is completely optional. It didn’t take me too long to do it (probably about an hour, including the time needed to rest and make my dough), but you definitely need to commit to the rolling, cutting,…

Delicata Flatbread

The Delicate seems to be the new favorite Autumn squash, at least, to US markets. It’s been around the culinary world for several years now, but it just now seems to be picking up steam in the home kitchen and can now be readily be found in commercial grocery stores (although, I still get mine…

Sweet Corn & Asiago Tarts

A black pepper spiked tart shell filled with a concoction of grilled sweet corn and slivers of sharp asiago. I served it alongside a grilled salsa verde. It’s been awhile since I’ve baked a veggie tart, in fact, it’s been awhile since I’ve baked anything. But with the latest break in the heat, I’ve jumped…

Baked Gnocchi

I made a huge batch of homemade gnocchi the other day, and as I was brainstorming simple ways for serving it, I thought that I’d give baking it a try – stick some freshly sautéed, golden brown gnocchi in the oven under a nice coating of Marinara sauce and a sprinkling of Mozzarella cheese?! …What’s…

Arugula Lasagna

A couple of weeks ago, at work, one of the chefs whipped up an arugula pesto to use on pizzas.  It was bright green, and had a little extra zing then your regular pesto.  This inspired me into trying to make my own variation at home.  I decided to go the extra mile, and pair…