fish tacos 3

fish tacos
Fish tacos! I’m a huge fan of tacos in general, but the “fish” kind is one I haven’t tried very much. It’s one of those items that at the moment hasn’t been converted to any kind of Tex-Mex version, so generally it lives in the land of semi-authentic Mexican cuisine. I’ve rarely heard anyone say...

baba ganoush 3

baba ganoush
Baba ganoush! What a funny-sounding name for a food, especially since I have no Mediterranean heritage to justify using such terminology. What I should really call it is “eggplant hummus” or “one more attempt to start liking eggplant at all”. Because it’s true– I don’t like eggplant very much. I’ve tried it in various forms,...

zucchini fries with roasted onion mayo 3

zucchini fries with roasted onion mayo
We made these last night for a late dinner/snack, and they were absolutely delicious. They were also made of zucchini, which was the quality I admired most at the time due to the current state of our garden. Many of you with gardens are nodding in understanding with that harrowed expression in your eyes; a...

cheddar quinoa patties

cheddar quinoa patties
Quinoa is becoming one of my new favorite foods. A couple of years ago, I had never heard of it, and my first impressions made me think of it as some yuppy grain for health nuts or chefs who were too cool for rice. But over time I’ve been converted, mainly due to excellent recipes...

tuna rice patties

tuna rice patties
I saw a recipe for something like this a week or two ago, and it looked delicious. It turns out Rachel used to eat something similar growing up, and since we’re both pretty big tuna fans, it looked like it was time for us to give tuna patties a try. The problem I had with...

cheddar cornbread-stuffed jalapeños 11

cheddar cornbread-stuffed jalapeños
Jalapeños are awesome, and I never know what to do with them. They’re spicy without being unbearable (most of the time), they’re often cheap, and if you find the big ones they really lend themselves to all kinds of wonderful applications. Or so I always assume. But then I’ll come home ecstatic after an impulse...

mushroom potstickers 10

mushroom potstickers
Potstickers, wontons, and dumplings in general are some of my favorite foods from Chinese and similar cuisines. I admit I’m a novice at Asian cooking (although I’m pretty handy with a pair of chopsticks), and most attempts I make at anything remotely authentic involves a lot of searching the internet for recipes and advice. (As...

cheesy garlic monkey bread

cheesy garlic monkey bread
This bread is an example of how synergy can work in the kitchen. My brother Will and I invented this garlicky goodness for a New Year’s party hosted by our third brother, Nate. We knew we wanted cheesy garlic something, and over the course of a brainstorming session that got more and more excited and animated,...