The best home-made organic taco recipe this side of the Rio Grande. Or, at least, I think so.
We often think of tomatoes as a summer pleasure, but the reality is that fresh tomatoes are a LATE-summer pleasure, meaning right up through the equinox in September or until the frost has come to blacken our little summer hearts. (OK, can you tell I prefer summer to autumn? Although, I must admit, the changing […]
For me, if I had to choose between sweet and savory, I’d always go with savory. But every pantry needs a stash of sweet stuff for baking and so forth—especially at this time of year. Maple Syrup: Coombs Farm—Well, French toast is a family favorite, and this syrup really tastes full of maple. It’s […]
This time of year is always a good time to clean out your pantry and stock up for the dark winter days ahead, when a good hot meal can be the difference between a good day and a bad one. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different organic products. A LOT. Fancy ones. […]
I don’t usually bake much, but something about an impending hurricane (Irene) made me want to have some cookies on hand. Once, a long time ago I combined molasses and chocolate chips and made a really good cookie, so my goal on the Friday night before the storm hit was to replicate that taste memory. […]
Everybody loves to get on the school-lunch-reform bandwagon, which I think is fantastic and very important. As a kid, I was a witness to the transformation of public school lunches from hot homemade food served on real dishes to prewrapped, premade food served on disposable paper trays. (Although, somehow, the same feeling was there for […]
I tried all the regular means to get a table at ABC Kitchen, the new restaurant by Jean Georges. Opentable.com. Calling. Well, I only tried a few times. I thought I should get special treatment since I spend so much money at ABC Home, the store where the restaurant resides. But no. I had to […]
Every year I plant one or two cayenne pepper plants and then, one August day, go out and find them exploding with hot, red, dangerously delightful-looking peppers. I pick them all at once, and in a matter of minutes, have them prepared and preserved to last the whole winter, when I know I will need […]