Veritable Vegetables



Early Girl Tomato Sauce

October 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, DIY Food Projects, Honorable Herbs, Tomatoes

Early Girl Tomato Sauce

I lack self control when it comes to buying vegetables from Mariquita Farms. In no way, shape, or form did I need twelve pounds of early girl tomatoes. But something — my vision of delicious ripe tomatoes paired with a lack of





“Potsticker” Radishes

October 12th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Veritable Vegetables, Weeknight Recipes

"Potsticker" Radishes

My favorite type of radish is — hands-down — the french breakfast radish. Oblong, fading from white to pink, mostly mild with a slight peppery bite, I can eat pounds of them if they are slathered with high-quality butter…





Swiss Chard with Indian Lime Pickle

August 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Chard, Veritable Vegetables, Weeknight Recipes

Swiss Chard with Indian Lime Pickle

Poor chard.  People seem to get it in their CSA boxes week after week after week (after week).  This abundance (some might say excess) can cause a proclaimed chard lover to mutter, “chard… again…” and can lead even those with the deepest vegetable love to develop a mild disdain, an overwhelmed antipathy, or even an […]





Agretti and Ricotta Cheesecake

June 13th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Delectable Dairy, Veritable Vegetables, Weekend Projects

Agretti and Ricotta Cheesecake

The first time I saw tumbleweed rolling down the street was in rural eastern Washington. We were in some small town near the Idaho border whose name escapes me now. It was early, 7AM or so, and my dad and I pulled the truck up to the only place in town that was open, a […]





Faela’s Irresistible Spinach Balls

May 6th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Veritable Vegetables

Faela's Irresistible Spinach Balls

Steven’s grandmother Faela is a woman I wish I could have met. She passed away long before Steven and I knew each other, so anything I know about her is gathered from old photographs, recipe cards





Polpettone: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf

April 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Carrots, Garlic, Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery, Honorable Herbs, Most Popular, Onion, Parsley, Succulent Spices

Polpettone: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf

I daydream a lot about cooking during the week, especially when I’m on the train. Its rhythmic click-clack, the morning fog, and a warm cup of coffee are just the right combination for daydreaming about things I want to cook. During the week not so many of those dreams become reality, but during the weekend […]





Cardoon Gratin

April 11th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Cheese, Veritable Vegetables, Weeknight Recipes

Cardoon Gratin

There is only one vendor that sells cardoon at my farmer’s market, and they display the stalks in a gigantic flower vase. Every time I walk past this stand, I think of Tim Burton…





David Tanis’ Beets

January 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in All, Beets, Veritable Vegetables, Weeknight Recipes

David Tanis' Beets

For a blog named after beets, it’s been far too long since I featured a recipe based on my favorite root vegetable. The occasion for these…





Savoy Cabbage Gratin with Saint-Marcellin

November 30th, 2009  |  by  |  published in All, Around the World, Cabbage, Cheese, Delectable Dairy, Veritable Vegetables, Weeknight Recipes

Savoy Cabbage Gratin with Saint-Marcellin

One of the best parts of my recent move has been unpacking the multiple boxes of cookbooks that I sealed up and put into storage before leaving for Germany. At the time I thought I was putting my “second tier” books…





Chicken and Dandelion Green Gratin

November 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in All, Around the World, Cheese, Dandelion Greens, Veritable Vegetables, Weeknight Recipes

Chicken and Dandelion Green Gratin

Dandelions’ adaptability makes them one of my favorite cooking greens. They are tasty raw (or perhaps slightly wilted with a warm bacon vinaigrette), lightly sauteed with some hot…




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