Seasonal Celebrations: Josh’s Panzanella (i.e. Bread Salad)

Lughnasadh, Lammas, or even Freyfaxi, and Perunov den, in addition to Hopi Snake and Flute dances, and Native American Eagle dances – all within the mid summer (not be confused, apparently, with Midsummer, which is somehow actually Summer Solstice and not the middle of Summer at all, like the approximation of August 1st – evenContinue reading “Seasonal Celebrations: Josh’s Panzanella (i.e. Bread Salad)”

Recipe Thursday: Roasted Veg Farro Salad

Many a moon ago I checked out of the library this lovely Roasting cookbook by Barbara Kafka and learned the secret of ‘high roasting’ and apply it often. There is a time and a place for slow-low-roasting (any big pork roast prefers it, our Roast Chicken recipe starts on high but then goes pretty low,Continue reading “Recipe Thursday: Roasted Veg Farro Salad”

Recipe Thursday: Rhabarberkuchen

Translated: Rhubarb Cake!! But it’s more exciting if you take it into consideration of the German ‘kuchen’ time, which is essentially high tea or afternoon cake and coffee. Many years ago now, my lovely friend Vanessa took me as her date to a wedding in Germany for her International Exchange friend that she met inContinue reading “Recipe Thursday: Rhabarberkuchen”

Thursday Recipe: Black Beans & Plantains

I freaking love plantains. All of them, in any way, any time. However, I really only make them one or two ways; either a mofungo or sweet-ripe & smashed fried (yes, that’s one thing). The thing about plantains is – they are a pain when they are green (like for mofungo) – peeling is aContinue reading “Thursday Recipe: Black Beans & Plantains”