Perfect Corn on the Cob

Perfect Corn on the Cob

Directions: 1. Shuck your corn.   Bring water to a boil in a large pot.   2. Once the water is boiling:- add the corn,- cover the lid,- turn off the heat,- walk away. I’m serious.  Leave it alone.  In ten minutes or so it will be perfect, but it can sit for...
Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

This one hits all my good buttons: it’s fast, easy, delicious, healthy, uses ingredients I usually have on hand, and is open to lots of variants to keep it lively.  Yee-ha! Ingredients:- 2 small avocados- 3 seedless mini cucumbers- Juice of 1/2 large lemon- 1...
Onions Take a Starring Role

Onions Take a Starring Role

We tend to think of onions as an ingredient — but rarely give it a starring role on the plate.  Steam-baking brings out the sweetness in this phenomenal root vegetable, which is so beneficial for our health in general.  Anti-microbial, great for the heart, an...
Radishes for the Rest of Us

Radishes for the Rest of Us

I have always liked the idea of radishes more than the fact of radishes.  They look so colorful in salads, and they’re so good for us… but I’m a sweet tooth girl, and I just never really warmed up to radishes of any variety. Until this technique...
Bitters & Beets

Bitters & Beets

I love this kind of combination of contrasts: crunchy, smooth, rich, light, sweet, not-sweet – this salad has it all working, and the result is just fantastic.The ingredient proportions will vary, depending on how many people you are feeding, but you won’t...
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