February 2008 Roundup

In savory recipes, Tex-Mex Corn Chip Chili from …and a cookie for dessert, Curried Egg Salad from 101 Cookbooks, Roast Pork Belly with Braised Puy Lentils from 101 Things Every Cook Should Cook, Stuffed Poblano Peppers from 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian, Rosemary and Garlic Roast Chicken from a feast, everyday, Oxtail Stroganoff and Stuffed […]

January 2008 Roundup

Wow, I never realized how far behind I got on these monthly round-ups – going to Brazil in January knocked me totally off my blog-reading, and what ended up happening is that I’ve ended up doing 4 months all at once – so since I have all 4 months done, expect four posts one after […]

Fettuccine with Morels, Asparagus and Goat Cheese

Well, this week marks probably the last time I’ll see fresh morel mushrooms until next spring. That’s OK – that’s one of the great things about trying to eat seasonally – you always have something to look forward to. For this week’s Presto Pasta Night, I made a dish that used several local and seasonal […]

Putting Up: Apple Pie Jam

I knew for sure that I wanted to participate in the Putting Up blogging event as soon as I saw the announcement, because last year is the year I learned to do home canning. But I wasn’t sure what I could make – it’s just the beginning of the growing season here, and strawberries aren’t […]

Leftover Eggs Two Ways

One of my favorite things in the world is hard-boiled eggs. Not only is it a nutritional powerhouse (5 grams of protein and 70 calories per egg), but it’s one of those few foods that are so versatile that there are a million ways to prepare it, each of them delicious. Marye from Baking Delights […]

Grilled Halloumi, Arugula, Mango and Avocado Salad

This is my first time participating in the No Croutons Required blog event. This month’s theme was a “cheese” salad, and I thought for weeks about what my contribution would be – but it didn’t come to me until I bought that Gretna Grilling Cheese (just like halloumi, but completely local) at the farmer’s market […]

Savory Rhubarb Tart

I had originally meant for this dish to be an entry for the Root Source Challenge: Rhubarb event, but it looks like I just missed the deadline by a few hours, so instead the entry will be about my love/hate relationship with rhubarb. I don’t hate rhubarb, per se – I’ve just always thought it […]

TWD: Traditional Madeleines

When I found out that the recipe for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was Traditional Madeleines, I got super excited. I’ve been wanting to make madeleines for a while now, but didn’t have a pan until a couple of weeks ago. So I think it was kismet that this week’s recipes just happened to be […]

Mini Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

My inspiration for this week’s Bookmarked Recipes event is from Kayln over at Kalyn’s Kitchen. I’ve read her blog for a while now, mainly because I should be eating lower/better carb foods, and since she follows the South Beach Diet, I always know that I can find tons of great recipes there. We were planning […]

Event: 12th Annual North Market Apron Gala

Guess where I was last night? If there’s one food event in Columbus that is a “must attend” for me, it’s the Apron Gala. This is the third year in a row I’ve gone/covered it (here’s coverage of #10 and #11, respectively), and I’ve had the date saved ever since they announced it. So it […]