Category Sauces

Kale, The Gift That Keeps on Giving, and Kale Pesto Tartines

Around this time of the summer, the zucchini cartoons start appearing in the paper. Gardeners are creeping around in the dark of night, unloading zucchini on unsuspecting neighbors. My question for everyone trying to unload their zucchini is, have you ever grown kale? Kale Just Keeps On Giving Trust me, kale cranks out the harvest

Try Sweet Corn Sambal with Krupuk, for an Indonesian-Flavored Summer Dip

There’s a point in the summer when fruits and vegetables are at peak, and the challenge is to fully appreciate this moment when melons taste like melons, tomatoes really taste like tomatoes, and sweet corn sends you into a Proustian reverie. The food practically falls onto the plate, already perfect.  Take this easy Indonesian Sweet

This Thanksgiving Try Coconut-Wasabi Potatoes with Miso Gravy and Crisped Sage

Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but, Thanksgiving is this week. Everyone here in Minnesota has been too busy enjoying the extra bonus round of Summer, oblivious to the holidays right around the corner. I never got around to raking the last of the leaves, but here we are. So if you haven’t got your

Marinated Heirloom Tomato, Hazelnut and Basil Pasta, No-Cook, Yes Please

I don’t grow very many tomatoes, but the ones I do get are very, very special to me. During this brief end of summer heyday, my 10 assorted heirloom tomato varieties ripen in waves, giving me these meal-sized assortments of tomato heaven. Today’s haul was about three pounds of the most true tomato essence that I

Saving Basil for Winter, Before It’s Too Late

Here in Minnesota we are having a cold snap. That may sound redundant; Minnesota and cold snap are basically synonymous in the minds of people who live in other parts of the country. But here we are sailing along with our summer, wearing shorts and waiting for the heirloom tomatoes to ripen, and suddenly we

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