Vegetarian Times recently featured a recipe for shell peas grilled whole in the pod and eaten like edamame – a genius idea that I immediately wanted to try. Luckily I had a mess of peas from the CSA sitting in the crisper, and I had been feeling kind of lazy about shelling them.
Beets seem to be the new darlings of the veggie burger world, and since we’ve been getting a supply of them every week in our CSA, I figured it was time to give beet burgers a try. I made these for lunch when our friends Lori and Chad were in town, using this recipe from [...]
When I was up to my ears in pac choy from the garden, I made this delicious recipe from Appetite for Reduction (by my cooking hero, Isa Chandra Moskowitz). This was my first time using red curry paste as an ingredient, and it gave the broth a warm, complex flavor that made this dish [...]
Every summer, we are blessed to receive a bounty of fresh blueberries from the bushes in my in-laws’ yard. Thanks Jan and Jeff! The berries are so sweet and flavorful that we end up eating most of them plain and unadorned.
They certainly elevate my morning oatmeal (or in this case, Bob’s Red Mill [...]
I planted my first vegetable garden in the yard this spring, and my first harvest was Shanghai Green Pac Choy. I planted these from seed, and within six weeks there were beautiful little baby pac choy heads ready to eat. The first time I used them, I wanted to do something simple, so I [...]
If you forced me to pick a favorite flower, I think it would have to be the daylily. (With peonies coming in a close second). There are literally thousands of varieties of daylilies, so it’s hard to resist adding new ones to our yard each year. Here are a few that are in bloom right [...]
I recently took a four-week beginner sewing class at a local sewing machine shop, and it was an awesome experience. Our small group of students met for two hours one night a week and learned all the basics of using a sewing machine.
It was totally hands on from the moment we got in [...]
I’ve amassed a pretty large collection of cookbooks, but these are the three that really taught me to cook. I go back to them again and again and they never disappoint:
Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Yellow Rose Recipes by Johanna Vaught
There are [...]
My name is Devan, and I live with my husband Justin in western Massachusetts. I started this blog because frankly, cooking used to scare me to death. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing, and I was afraid of messing up and creating disasters. Cooking seemed complicated, time-consuming and not worth the [...]