I can’t stop raving about my favorite organic CSA farmer Peter Paniccia of Pietro’s Coop and his hot peppers. This past year, he showed me a really great way to cook these peppers.
It was so yummy that I pretty much ate the whole pan of peppers myself – don’t ask what happened to my stomach the next day! Next time I will show some restraint (or maybe not)
Chadachadi is a Bengali dish that is made with a hodgepodge of leftover vegetables. There is a strong flavoring of mustard seeds and mustard oil that gives this dish a distinctive tangy, depth of flavor.
Sometimes I have so many greens in my fridge I don’t know what to do with them – so I make soup. You can vary the vegetables you use in this recipe.
In this case I combined broccoli with spinach and arugula and it was really yummy!
My awesome organic CSA farmer Peter Paniccia of Pietro’s Coop comes bearing baskets full of wonderful produce. One of my very favorites is his hot peppers.
I just love the vibrant kick these peppers add to pretty much every dish I make. Here is a recipe where I actually manage to preserve these hot peppers so they will last me through the winter months. I use a spoonful of this is so many dishes from pastas, to sandwiches or in dips and so on.
Romanesco is that strange looking alien broccoli veggie that shows up from time to time in either in my organic CSA box or in the aisles of the super market. Romanesco is actually an Italian vegetable and can be cooked in a number of ways.
I tried a really easy salad recipe and ended up loving it.
For those of you who know me – you know what a spice fiend I am. I have a different kind of chili paste/ oil/sauce/ pickle for every dish!
Here is a homemade rendition of a chili oil which goes really well mostly with East Asian food. You need to have really good quality chilies – to make good chili oil. Mine are from India and the flavor just cant be beat.
I recently found this wonderful recipe for a roasted broccoli tart on Celeste’s Cooking Creation blog which I just had to try.
The tart turned out to be really easy to make and a wonderful appetizer or meal idea.