winter Recipes

Three Shades of Cauliflower

As adults, we tend to think of our personalities as fixed.

Cabbage, Farro, & Bean Soup

A Warming Soup, No Matter the Weather – With the exception of that incredibly hard freezing snap that wreaked havoc on farms throughout Oregon, Portland’s winter has managed to cast itself as both mild and one of the driest in recorded history.

Pear & Rosemary Tart

Rearranging Resolutions – At the start of this year, I’d planned to put myself on a voluntary “sweets” hiatus, prompted by the same desires (cleansing, renewal, focus) most of us feel as we unwrap and hang new calendars and adjust to writing a new digit on letters and checks.

Brussels Sprouts Pasta

Lunchtime Flexibility – The ease I referenced in my last post has stayed with me in the kitchen this week.

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Reasons to Bake an Apple Pie in January – First, it's early January.

Quinoa Beet Pancakes

Red Ace Beet Pancakes – After a nearly two year hiatus, I’m surprised to write that we’re once again CSA members.

Mixed Mushroom Tart

Kitchen Exhaustion – If anyone had walked through my kitchen the Monday after Thanksgiving, they would have stopped in alarm.

Hungarian Cabbage Strudel

The Cabbage that Resembled a Brussels Sprout – This cabbage was truly massive.

Fennel and Carrot Soup with Orange Zest

Weekday Lunch: A Winter Soup & Salad – I used to sporadically watch Jeopardy and my favorite segment was always the cringe-worthy question and answer sessions between Alex Trebek and the contestants.

Roasted Beets with Mint

My Favorite Way to Eat Beets – When thinking about how to prepare beets, roasting them is a given.

Fennel, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad

Weekday Lunch: A Salad to Brighten your Day – This is a punchy winter salad destined to bump you out of any winter doldrums, for a brief moment at least.

Gingerbread Men

Looks can be deceiving – These gingerbread people are a motley crew.

Root Vegetable and Herb Couscous

Weekday Lunch: Root Vegetable and Herb Couscous – I'm listing this meal as a weekday lunch, but that's not how I originally envisioned it.

Turnip and Radish Slaw with Crab Meat

Turnips Save the Meal – I’ve been attempting to inject some life into our staid Winter meals.

Carrot Galette

Cooking it Fresh: Carrots – On Thursday, I spent 45 minutes searching for a carrot recipe.

Acorn Squash Lasagna

Cooking it Fresh: Acorn Squash – I found many options, both online and in a few of my cookbooks, for my previously mentioned task of reviving acorn squash's reputation to be something I want to eat.

Olive Oil Cake with Roast Pears

Cooking it Fresh: Bosc Pears – Each time I write a Fresh from the Market product post, I'll follow that post with a recipe I've tested.

Cacio e Pepe

Need a dinner idea tonight? – How about Cacio e Pepe?