Smokin' Chestnut

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne

Tag: vegetarian

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds and Goat Cheese

Summer is officially here. The season of bugs, birds and wildflowers. The field next door has an abundant amount of the latter (and probably former) so I’ve taken to making wildflower bouquets. But during a segment of Nancy and Kristen’s Garden Conversations – a very local segment consisting of just Nancy, Polaris, and me – […]

Pasta with Prunes and Ricotta

Typical reaction when hearing I made this dish: “Are you crazy?” “Prunes?! In pasta??!” and the eventual “Ewwww!” Matthew’s response was simply, “That’s just too bad that I’ll be away this week for travel. I’ll be so sorry to miss out.” I sensed sarcasm in there but you know what? He SHOULD be sorry! Because […]