Spicy Garlic Kale

Spicy Garlic Kale

'Tis the season of kale!  It is starting to flood the farmers markets, pop-up in weekly CSA farm shares, and be ready for harvesting in the garden.  For me, kale is a year-round vegetable, but there is nothing like getting it fresh at the beginning of the season.  Scoop some up and give this dish a try.  Or keep this in your back pocket for that … [Read more...]

Spicy Romanesco with Parmesan

Spicy Romanesco with Parmesan

Romanesco, or Roman Broccoli as they call it in Italy, is one of those vegetables that is just plain old fun to cook with.  Its striking color and unusual shape keep things interesting, and its subtle cauliflowerish flavor is lovely.  I recently took an excellent class at Cooking Classes in Rome with Chef Andrea Consoli, and we made a terrific … [Read more...]

Hot Sauce!

Hot Sauce

T and I are very into grilled peppers.  One of our favorite restaurants in Boston (Toro) has delicious grilled peperoncini peppers smothered in olive oil and salt.  They are amazing!  We have had good luck recreating them at home and recently thought we'd try these small sweet red peppers instead of our usual green peperoncinis. Well it turns … [Read more...]