The secret to planning a garden

Every year, well-meaning gardeners take a couple days away from the dirt and on their return, they discover baby-sized zucchini laying in wait. Then, suddenly, the neighborhood is awash in mega zucchini that induce a temporary fear of answering the door....

Carrot Red Lentil Salad

Working with spring harvest can feel like foreplay for summer. The ground isn’t quite warm enough to plant anything that fruits. Only the kales and overwintered plants can shake off the chill of the night and look ready for the day the next morning. Spring...

Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce

This teriyaki sauce is not as sweet, sticky or thick as teriyaki sauces go. In fact, it’s downright wine friendly (try a malolactic white) and you’ll be converted to a different part of teriyaki sauce spectrum. That’s not to say that this sauce...

Seafood Paella

Unkay, let’s talk paella. Everyone has their own paella and for many, it is the heart of their food glory. Often, you’ll hear someone talk about their paella as if they invented it. The point of paella isn’t to show off culinary acumen, it is to...

White Bean Dip

Historically, this white bean spread has needled me. Like scrambled eggs, it relied too heavily on other flavors to add interest. At every event, we’d set it out. Every time a bowl came back empty, I’d feel a perplexed surprise. A lot of our food is...