Radicchio Shells filled with Forbidden Rice and Zucchini Spirals

Cooking with warm, bright sunlight shining into the kitchen was a treat yesterday! There's just no way to get the colors of food shining the same way with artificial light (unless you're in a professional studio, I'd imagine). Ilian and I enjoyed over two hours outside in the afternoon, and discovered a sprouting maple seed… Continue reading Radicchio Shells filled with Forbidden Rice and Zucchini Spirals

Roasted Eggplant between Lo Bok and Spaghetti Squash

With a recent warm spell, all the snow and ice is on its way into the ground and we were happily jumping puddles yesterday. Ilian even asked for an extra walk through the neighborhood on the way to preschool to find more puddles. Which we did, while watching school buses, a busy excavator at a… Continue reading Roasted Eggplant between Lo Bok and Spaghetti Squash

Red Beet and Purple Daikon Platter

Our local coop was selling purple daikon the other day, and I couldn't resist trying something new: A semi-raw food dish inspired by the classic Italian mozzarella plate (spiraling slices of white cheese and red tomatoes, sprinkled with fresh basil leaves and sweet balsamic vinaigrette - oh, the days of dairy!), which I always associate… Continue reading Red Beet and Purple Daikon Platter