Vegetable lasagna

When good friends of ours welcomed their little baby girl into the world this last week, the second thing I thought of was vegetable lasagna. No wait, it was the third thing. The first thing I thought of sounded something like the rabid, gleeful squeal of a ten-year-old at American Girl Place, and was followed […]

Replica: cacio e pepe

I can make a lot of things. ¬†However: there are some I believe are Better Left to the Professionals. Breads that defy the laws of physics and pleasure thresholds (I can make a serviceable Pullman loaf, a relatively crusty rye boule, and some dense whole wheat sandwich bread, but for now I trust my bread-gasms […]

Fresh favas, gnocchi, and ricotta

Yesterday was one of those days that went from okay to great to amusingly weird to annoying and back to okay again. Okay, I suppose lots of days can be like that. I was teaching my usual Tuesday orientation at work, kicking serious ass and touching serious nerves in my brief history of American farming […]

Hold the brains.

Yesterday was one of those days that went from okay to great to amusingly weird to annoying and back to okay again. Okay, I suppose lots of days can be like that. I was teaching my usual Tuesday orientation at work, kicking serious ass and touching serious nerves in my brief history of American farming […]

Sweet potato gnocchi, fresh ricotta, walnut sage pesto

As I write, the sweet potatoes I sent back into the oven seem to have decided to cooperate. That is, my kitchen smells like sweet potatoes. (A rule we all kinda know: When you can smell what it is you’re cooking, it’s probably done.) See, I’m attempting to make sweet potato gnocchi. Those who know […]

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