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How to make Pickles (or Pickle any Vegetable!)

1 pound  fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, green beans, summer squash, or cherry tomatoes 2 sprigs  fresh herbs, such as thyme, dill, or rosemary (optional) 1 to 2 teaspoons  whole spices, such as black peppercorns,…

Chive Butter

1 pound (4 sticks) butter (unsalted) ½ cup chives (fresh, finely chopped) In a large bowl, mash the butter with a potato masher or just squish it up with your hands. You can even cream the butter using the…

Potato Salad with Arugula and Chives

1/2 small red or yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 pounds new potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized pieces Salt 1 tablespoon rice vinegar Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives 3 cups…

Escarole with White Beans and Parsley

Escarole with White Beans and Parsley 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 large heads escarole salt and pepper to taste ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic, minced 2 (16 ounce) cans cannellini beans, undrained …

Purple Potato Hash with Kale and Fried Eggs

INGREDIENTS 3 medium purple potatoes (or you can use sweet potatoes) 1 medium white onion, diced 3 tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil (more for cooking eggs, roasting potatoes) 1 bunch of green or tuscan kale, stems removed…

Mirepoix Recipes

Mirepoix Base A common, quick way to cook mirepoix is to brown the onions and carrots together on medium-high heat (sauté) and then add the celery, cooking until soft. This develops a deeper flavor profile, and is especially delicious in soups.…

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Brussels Sprouts 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, in 3/4-inch dice…

Simply Sauteed Collard Greens

Simply Sauteed Collard Greens 1/2 medium-size sweet onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bunch fresh collard greens, washed, trimmed, and chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Cook onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium…

Butternut Squash Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna FOR THE FILLING 2 large butternut squashes (about 2 pounds each), halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 stick unsalted butter,…

Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs 1 spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds), halved lengthwise Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves,…

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo 3/4-pound tomatoes (about 2 medium), seeded and finely diced (1 1/2 cups) 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion 1 small fresh jalapeño or serrano chile, finely chopped, including seeds, or more…

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe with Cilantro and Jalapeno

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe with Cilantro and Jalapeno 8ounces (3 to 4 medium) tomatillos, husked and rinsed Fresh hot green chiles to taste (1 or 2 serranos or 1 jalapeno), stemmed 2large garlic cloves, peeled 6 sprigs of fresh…