Tag: side dishes


The Best Coleslaw

When I read that the editors at Leite’s Culinaria thought this was the best slaw “known to man,” I knew I had to investigate this claim. Turns out, if they’re not right, they’re darn close to right. This is is […]


Smashed Potatoes

A great do-ahead recipe to serve with a roast. You boil new potatoes, then smash them with the heel of your hand and store them on a sheet pan until your roast is out of the oven and resting! Thanks […]


Kale Salad with Squash and Toasted Almonds

This Northern Spy Kale Salad, discovered on Food52, has become a staple this holiday season: I made it first for the Advent Party, then Kris and Tom brought it for the annual reading of ‘A Christmas Memory,’ and now it’s […]


Freekeh Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetables

After a grain-salad happy summer, it’s time to transition. Yes, we’ll still be combining grains with vegetables and herbs and tossing with dressing, but the vegetables and herbs are changing. Read more: Wheatberry Salad with Zucchini and Snap Peas So […]

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Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon

Sometimes I wonder whether this blog should be called “homage to Bon Appetit.” Another winner here, from chef Yotam Ottolenghi: Tomato, Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad. PrintTomato Salad with Roasted Lemon Ingredients1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1 tablespoon […]

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Corn and Zucchini Salad

A nice recipe we found in the August, 2014 edition of Bon Appetit. Link here: Corn and Zucchini Salad with Feta. PrintCorn and Zucchini Salad From Bon Appetit magazine, August 2014.Ingredients4 ears of corn, husked Kosher salt 4 small zucchini […]


Skillet Green Beans with Oranges

Roasting the beans in a cast iron skillet gives them a smoky, charred flavor sort of like that you get with padrones. Adding a little sweet and sour from the orange and vinegar is just the right touch. I’m giving […]


Asparagus and Radish Salad with Mint

    Another great winner of a recipe from TheKitchn: Asparagus and Radish Salad with Mint. Marissa and Trae brought the Asparagus and Radish Salad with Mint to Easter supper, and it was a big hit. Easy, delicious, and very spring-y. […]


Roasted Parsnips with Mint

The second recipe in our Easter menu that came from The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor” by Matt Lee and Ted Lee was a lovely straddling-the-seasons dish of parsnips (winter!) and mint (spring!). The spring […]


Seasame-Ginger Bok Choy

We’ve fallen in love with a teeny, tiny bok choy — smaller even than baby bok choy. Each piece is about as big as your thumb. It’s known as Shanghai bok choy. We love making it stir-fry, with a sesame […]


Beet Salad with Miso Dressing

Another winner from our favorite magazine, Bon Appetit. Beet Salad with Miso Dressing 6 small beets (about 1 lb.), preferably golden, scrubbed, divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup white miso 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 bunch watercress, trimmed 1 teaspoon black […]


Mustard-Roasted Potatoes

A terrific match with smoked ham! Mustard-Roasted Potatoes This recipe is doubled from Bon Appetit Olive oil 1 cup whole grain Dijon mustard 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 6 […]


Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Bourbon Glaze

Made on Thanskgiving 2013. A recipe to be treasured. From Bon Appetit, Nov. 2013. Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Bourbon 1 1/2 cups strong hot coffee 9 tablespoons pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon instant […]


Recipe: Sugar Snap Pea-Radish Salad

Greg made this terrific early-summer salad for our picnic in the park. Sugar Snap Pea-Radish Salad From Bon Appetit, July 2011 1 1/2 pounds sugar snap peas, trimmed, stringed, cut in half on diagonal Kosher salt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon (or more) fresh […]


Pineapple Bake Recipe

We started talking at work about what we make for Easter supper, and three people on the staff said they always make this Pineapple Bake recipe from the Silver Palate cookbook. It’s especially delicious with ham! Megan, our new food […]


Roasted Cauliflower

A recipe for roasted cauliflower. Not that you really need one. But I liked the addition of onion and Parmesan. And the sprinkling of thyme is nice. So yeah, maybe you do need a recipe. Thanks again, Bon Appetit. Preheat […]

Beans with sofrito

Black Beans with Sofrito

Who said we won’t learn? We discovered a few recipes using the sofrito method of imparting deep, rich, flavor to our dishes and we’re using it in our own cooking now. Greg made a sofrito by pureeing and sautéing onion, […]


Kale with Pine Nuts and Pine Nut Butter

You don’t have to pull the kale off the stems for this recipe, but it makes for a nicer presentation when you’re doing a fancy dinner. Bonus: It’s vegan! Recipe, apres jump. Related posts: Pine Nut Butter Recipe Recipe: Cilantro […]

Maple-Roasted Squash with Chestnuts

Maple-Roasted Squash with Chestnuts

This recipe is festive, but easy, easy, easy. It can be done the day before, then reheated. Maple and brown sugar flavor the squash during the roasting and chestnuts make a fine garnish. You won’t even miss the butter. Related […]


Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

Greg got a beautiful ham from our farmers market from Kiernan Farm. What goes better with ham than scalloped potatoes? Here’s how we made them. Related posts: Recipe: Zucchini-Tomato Gratin Wild Card Saturday Potato Skins Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken Flank […]


Recipe: Braised Green Beans

When you think of braising, it’s usually meats, right? A pork shoulder, bubbling for hours in a bath of milk? Or a brisket, getting so juicy and tender in tomato sauce? Well one of my favorite braising recipes could be […]


Recipe: Baked Polenta

Absolutely brilliant call, David Tanis, bravo. Making polenta for a crowd has never been so easy. Related posts: Braised Lamb Shanks with Baked Polenta Irish Soda Bread Saturday Night Supper: Polenta and Roasted Mushrooms Recipe: Franklin’s Espresso BBQ Sauce