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,…

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…

Humintas

I’m racking my brain for the best way to describe a huminta, and all that I can come up with is the Bolivian version of a tamale, but that seems like a tragically inefficient way of categorizing these wonderful cheesy pastry.  This Bolivian speciality consists of a sweet corn dough, stuffed with a salty white…

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…

Potato Crust, Blue Cheese Quiche

An eggy quiche with a hash brown inspired crust, some fresh baby spinach, and crumbled blue cheese on top, to pack in a little extra punch.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 3-4 Potatoes 1 Onion 3/4 tsp Salt 2 tbsp Cornstarch 1 tbsp melted Butter 6 Eggs 3 tbsp Half & Half 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 large…