I love roasting little tidbits wrapped in foil…Here is some roast asparagus, potatoes & onions & beets, and garlic bread. Lots of garlic and olive oil on everything.


April 15, 2007. dinners. Leave a comment.

Spring Noodles

Justin and I rode our bicycles to the farmer’s market on Sunday, so I had lots of fresh produce to play with on Sunday night. I made rice noodles tossed with asparagus, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, and slivered almonds. The veggies were stir-fried quickly with a bunch of olive oil and garlic, some nutritional yeast, a dash of sesame oil, black pepper, and soy sauce. It was Spring in a bowl.


April 3, 2007. dinners. Leave a comment.

Split Peas with Quinoa

My first attempt to do something with split peas. They take way longer to cook than I anticipated, so the quinoa became mushy mess. I also added carrotts, celery, and chard. Yes, it’s really ugly, but it tasted pretty good. On the side is homemade rye bread, also a first attempt, which was warm and delicious.


April 3, 2007. dinners. Leave a comment.

Butternut Ravioli, 2 Ways


Experiments with ready-made wanton wrappers: I filled the wrappers with mashed up butternut squash seasoned with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. I made some of them into rectangles and boiled them. The others I folded into fancy little dumpling shapes and plopped in the deep fryer. I drizzled honey over them, and served artichoke focaccia and an avocado salad with balsamic vinagrette on the side. Tasty.


Justin and Maya licked the plates clean. They love honey.

April 3, 2007. dinners. Leave a comment.