Asparagus-Mango Rice

A big Thank You to Slow Farm for starting the U-Pick season so early this year! We had a fantastic experience picking asparagus and eating not just a few shoots fresh on the field 🙂 They were juicy, tender, and mild - the perfect companion to a bold, fresh taste like mango. Which we had… Continue reading Asparagus-Mango Rice

Baked Salmon with Heirloom Tomato Salad

We still have tomatoes ripening on our porch - large red and smaller yellow heirlooms with a fragrant sweetness loved by us and the chipmunks. Our furry friends are admittedly very cute and it's fun for Ilian to observe them climbing through the vines from just three feet away through the windows, but we cover the… Continue reading Baked Salmon with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Cranberried Forbidden Rice with Mushroomed Polenta

We are right at the beautiful point between summer and fall here in Michigan. The leaves are turning into their brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, and while some days have cool fog hanging low in the trees, others - like today! - call for water sprinkler fun. It's the most perfect time of year. Inspired… Continue reading Cranberried Forbidden Rice with Mushroomed Polenta

Fresh Puttanesca

A perfect dish for balmy evenings is this variation of Fresh Puttanesca - I use fresh tomatoes and basil, and skip the traditional garlic, anchovies, and red pepper flakes to make it more toddler and gut friendly (and vegan). This week has been quite warm, and I like to have the stove or oven running… Continue reading Fresh Puttanesca