Honey and Ginger Glazed Carrots

Carrots are such a sadly overlooked vegetable.  Although they are a kitchen staple, their flavor is so often lost in making stocks, soups, and braises.  We rarely appreciate that good fresh carrots have a sweetness and aroma all their own.   You may be able to find many different varieties at your local farmer’s market –Continue reading “Honey and Ginger Glazed Carrots”

Haricot Verts with Glazed Pearl Onions

Glazing is an excellent technique for bringing out the flavor of firm root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, and pearl onions.  Here sweet glazed pearl onions are paired with haricot verts – thin and tender french green beans – for a fresh, light alternative to green bean casserole for Thanksgiving.  It’s so quick and easy,Continue reading “Haricot Verts with Glazed Pearl Onions”

Pies Please

My friend Christine is an avid home baker. We met a few years ago when her husband and I were working at the same firm. His desk was next to mine, and he would regularly rave about her cakes, shortbread, and pies – particularly her peach pie. She recently confided in me that she usedContinue reading “Pies Please”

Torta Salata (Italian Vegetable Torte)

This is one of my favorite almost vegetarian recipes.  It’s really simple, and is a great way to make a hearty meal out of couple pounds of vegetables.  Almost any firm vegetable will work, as long as it is not too wet.  I usually use zucchini, which I salt to draw out the moisture, thenContinue reading “Torta Salata (Italian Vegetable Torte)”