Jeera Aloo (Indian Spiced Potatoes)

jeera aloo

For the March 2012 Secret Recipe Club, I had the privilege of cooking from The Novice Housewife. Shumaila blogs about (and takes beautifully photographs of) a wide variety of recipes, but I was immediately drawn to the vast collection of dishes that reflect her Indian heritage. I settled on her Jeera Aloo: potatoes cooked in … Read more

Red Potato Frittata with Kale and Rosemary

I love having chickens. They are easy to care for. And remarkably entertaining. The constant supply of organic eggs is pretty darn cool, too. Since I’ve always got eggs on hand, I make frittatas a lot. They’re so easy to customize and can be served warm or made ahead and reheated later; I also love … Read more

Vegetarian Minestrone with Fennel and Watercress

minestrone with fennel

Cookbooks, food magazines, and many, many food blogs are a constant source of inspiration for me, but lately I’ve been cooking a lot from my own archives. I love to tweak my own recipes, to make them new and different: sometimes they turn out even better than before. I imagine I will be doing more … Read more

Clam Chowder

The weather here has been quite lovely, but there’s definitely a fall chill in the air. Because chilly weather goes hand in hand with soup, (and because I recently ordered sustainable Manila clams from Vital Choice), I made clam chowder for the very first time. This soup is adapted from Donna Hay Magazine, a publication … Read more

Pizza Three Ways, Barry Wine Style

Once again, a big a gigantic thank you for voting me into Round 5 of Project Food Blog. This week’s challenge prompt asked us to put our own spin on pizza. If you like this post and would like to see me in Round 6 (yes, please!) you can vote for my blog here. When … Read more