French Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted French green beans with cherry tomatoes; this is truly a seasonal dish. These tender, yet crisp green beans, also known as haricots verts or French filet beans, are thin and slender and as a result, cook quickly. That should be some solace over the fact that they can be a little hard to find. […]

Papa al Pomodoro
Italian Tomato and Bread Soup

This past Sunday as I worked my part-time job as a market manager for the Dupont Circle farmers’ market in steamy 95 degree weather, the last thing on my mind was soup. However, just a few short weeks ago at the market, I was slipping in tastes of the guest chef’s papa al pomodoro – […]

Fresh Peaches

Sometimes, ripe fruits and vegetables are just too good to be cooked or sugar coated. They’re delicious in their own right and packed with nutrition. I came real close to featuring a pound cake with peaches in syrup or a peach cobbler (I probably will later), but in honor of the peak of summer and the […]

Toasty Homemade Granola

Crunchy, lightly sweet granola can be found prominently displayed in supermarket cereal aisles for about $3.99 to $5.99 a bag. The cheaper variety contains high fructose corn syrup and the more expensive variety is … well, more expensive! However, I’ve discovered that granola is very easy to make yourself at home. Associated with hippies and health […]

Warm Fingerling Potato Salad

Over the past several weeks I’ve been going through stacks of food magazines that I have piled up in my apartment due to a hectic schedule that has me putting my leisure reading on hold. Working my way through copies of Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Living, Saveur and Edible Chesapeake, I’ve clipped a handful of recipes I want […]

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