What I'm Cooking

I like to cook! Here are some of my recipes…

A Vegetarian Holiday

A Vegetarian Holiday

I'm planning my holiday meals—basically Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—for a family gathering. Christmas Eve will be a vegetarian red borscht adapted from NYTimes recipe with buttermilk corn bread from Crescent Dragonwagon recipe and a purchased buche de noel....

Brown Rice and Swiss Chard

Brown Rice and Swiss Chard

An astonishing, delightful, and moving adaptation of Moby Dick kept me fascinated for nearly three and a half hours at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA the other night. The set and props range from the elegant to the primitive. Having read the novel...

Farro, Lime, and Basil

Farro, Lime, and Basil

 A recipe for halloumi, corn, basil, tomatoes, and lime caught my eye, but I didn't have any halloumi. But I had farro and chick peas as well as fresh basil, corn, cherry tomatoes, and a lime, so I air-fried the chick peas (after tossing in olive oil and Trader Joe's...

The Pleasure of Small Appliances

The Pleasure of Small Appliances

In the past couple of years I've given into the lure of small cooking appliances. Rice cooker, multi-use pressure cooker, air fryer: as someone who wants to avoid clutter and who has a small kitchen, I resisted them for a long time. But recently I've figured out how...

May 30, 2021: Lentil Soup & Salad

May 30, 2021: Lentil Soup & Salad

It was unseasonably chilly here in eastern Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend, so last night I made lentil soup by sauteeing an onion on medium in Instant Pot, along with half a red pepper and four julienned carrots in 2 tsps of olive oil. Sauteeing on medium for...

May 29, 2021: Farro, Greens, and Cauliflower

May 29, 2021: Farro, Greens, and Cauliflower

I recently had dinner with my friend Nancy. Farro and salad. Was it so satisfying because of the food or the conversation? I'm not sure. Honestly I had forgotten about farro--my husband tells me I used to make it, but then I stopped from some reason. Was it because I...

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