Blanched Vegetable Salad with Basil Parsley Vinaigrette

Green beans, new potatoes, fava beans, and basil are all ingredients that delight me when they begin to show up at the market. Living in the midwest, I used to feel that it was finally summer when I saw corn and tomatoes. Here in Washington, it’s the green beans that I wait for. And this…

Dairy-Free Pommes Anna

Once, a long time ago when I was just beginning to learn to cook, I got a book from the library that contained something like a mind-blowing 150 recipes just made with potatoes. A few of those dishes that I learned then are still with me today. This dish, pommes anna, is a very classic…

Scalloped Potatoes

Last weekend, there was a lot of sausage making going on. This year, the event included more hungry friends, a new venue (thanks, C and A!), and many different types of sausages. While some would argue that one could live on homemade sausage alone, I believe in side dishes. Scalloped potatoes can be made ahead…

Rosti: A quick breakfast potato

You may have noticed that our posts have been a little sporadic lately. Thanks to everyone who keeps checking back in! We have a new little guy in our house and things have been busy. We’re still cooking – one has to eat, of course – but our experimentation has slowed down a bit. We’re…