“SOUPer” Orange — Turmeric, Mandarin Orange and Carrot Soup

Click Here for a Printable Version This is a soup to celebrate all things orange! The color brings together the warmth and heat of red and the blithesome yellow cheer. Orange is color near and dear to my heart- as my mothers favorite color growing up, it tinted the paint in multiple rooms, much of her…

Strawberry and Japanese Knotweed Crisp

Click Here for a Printable Version Warm, gooey, crunchy, a little sour and a little sweet. This knotweed crisp is a play on a classic- strawberry rhubarb crisp, and every bit as good as the original! Japanese knotweed is a plant native to eastern Asian which has sprung up and started to take over globally. The…

Crown Daisies in Tahini Sauce

Click Here for a Printable Recipe I often go to the local Asian grocery store, H-Mart, to explore their large, diverse and inexpensive produce section. My local Stop & Shop will have two or three types of mushroom, but H-mart will have 10-none costing more than $4. Occasionally I’ll find a vegetable I’ve never heard of there and…

Simple Banana Granola

Click Here for a Printable Version In my hurry to get to work in the morning (I tend to over-use the snooze button), I often forgo breakfast or make due with a piece of toast as I run out the door. So on the weekends I like to try for a more substantial and creative…

Sour Japanese Knotweed Soup

Click HERE for a printable version For as long as I can remember, I’ve watched Japanese knotweed creep up and spread over the wetlands near my house. The species is invasive, and the city has through several different attempts to eradicate the plants and allow the native species to return- all of these attempts have been unsuccessful….

Tomatillo Vegetable Curry

Click Here for a Printable Recipe I was passing through the grocery store to quickly check off my short grocery list, when these plump, gift-wrapped tomatillos just happened to fall into my basket. As a child I remember tomatillos being exciting to peel, their tissue paper-like skins were like unwrapping a present. As an adult I think…

Savory Lemon Poppy-Seed Pasta

 Click Here for a Printable Recipe This is my first blog post, so I want to use some of this space giving you an idea of how I imagine up my recipes and some of the ways I get inspiration from/for food. I am constantly looking for new, quick and unique dinner ideas and spend…