Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Pumpkin Spice Pastries

In Pies and Pastry, Vegetables on November 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

The air is brisk. Pumpkins start to arrive on grocery shelves and in market stalls. I pull tweed and sweaters from storage, at last. Everything is to love about fall. It’s dismal and rainy, yes – and the hours of sunshine through chilled air are few at best. But maybe it’s the student in me that sees autumn as a fresh slate, purging summer heat to make way for snow and new memories … [read more]

From anthimeria


Luffa Squash Stir-fry with Wood Ear Mushrooms and Carrots

In Vegetables on November 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm

The awesome diversity of ingredients used in day-to-day cooking around the world has always fascinated me. For example, there’re at least a dozen varieties of leafy green vegetables common to Chinese cooking that aren’t found in American cuisine. And I know from my best friend who’s Gujarati that the same applies to Indian food but with a totally different set of yummy greens … [read more]

From 6 Bittersweets

Thai Curry and Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

In Soups, Vegetables on November 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm


I have a bit of a problem. I don’t think it requires a twelve step intervention, but still, it complicates my life sometimes. I really can’t pass up a good sale at the supermarket. Laugh, giggle and find general amusement at my predicament all you like, but don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile with my grocery cart and have 4 butternut and 6 acorn squash in your refrigerator … [read more]

From The Eclectic Cook

Swiss Chard Artichoke Soup

In Soups, Vegetables on November 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm


I like to think of myself as an adventurous eater. I always look forward to delving into the local food scene when I’m away from home, whether it’s a couple hundred miles or a couple of continents away. I’ve eaten everything from bowls of black rice pudding in Bali to a bag of fried okra at a gas station in Louisiana … [read more]

From Farmgirl Fare

Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Coriander Butter

In Vegetables on November 4, 2009 at 1:36 pm


I will never be a great Indian cook.

I’ve been set up to fall short of that goal by being born into a family of great Indian cooks. (If I could, I would double underline the word great right there and surround it with a beatific halo of twinkling, sparkling lights, just to give you an approximation of my conviction to that belief.) … [read more]

From Seven Spoons

Tomato Leek Soup

In Soups, Vegetables on November 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm


The season for comfort food has started.  Just as comfort means different things to different people, comfort food is different for everyone.  For me, the thing that jumps to the top of my list is grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup … [read more]

From Dana Treat

Spiced Pumpkin and Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

In Cakes, Vegetables on October 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm


As a mother there is an emotional sanctuary that, in my opinion, is unprecedented on all emotional levels. That being the unconditional love a mother feels for her child. This love defies all boundaries of tantrums, embraces pain and sorrow, expels sickness, is joyous at success and finds an answer to any question or problem. I honestly believe a mother would put her hand in the fire for her child without even a second thought … [read more]

From What’s For Lunch, Honey?

Pumpkin Cobbler

In Pudding and Custard, Vegetables on October 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm


Have you ever felt that you’re so utterly engrossed in the task at hand that nothing could distract you? As a mom, I know better. It’s a rare occasion that I’m not interrupted at least once when I’m busy doing whatever it is I’m busy doing … [read more]

From goodLife {eats}

Chanterelles on Toast

In Snacks, Vegetables on October 26, 2009 at 10:45 pm


It has gotten to be somewhat of a passion. Creeping slowly through the forest, calling softly to one another, “Look!” “That one!” Then I rush up and take a picture. Some people like bird watching, some identify wild herbs, species of ferns, animal tracks and trailings, rock formations, moss species, fishes in the streams or flowers. While it all fascinates me, we’ve both been curiously drawn to the wild mushrooms of Autumn … [read more]

From Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook

Aloo-Bean Bhaaji

In Beans and Legumes, Vegetables on October 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm


Sometimes, when I visit the supermarket, I look around at the row and rows of fruits and vegetables, all perfectly shaped and perfectly wrapped and all perfectly clean and wonder if we are living in  an over sanitised world.  Looking at all those perfectly formed and uniformly sized products, makes me ask – are we really so perfect? What’s wrong with the gnarled carrot or the weird looking tomato? … [read more]

From Sunita’s World