Purple cauliflower and borage by the front door

Unlikely Garden – Roasted Romanesco

            Unlikely garden Do you have that fantasy where you are perfectly coiffed, stress free, and cooking some delightful meal (there is no mess in my version) all calm and cool? Then, as you sip your espresso (or wine!), and toss your head back, laughing, at the glorious-ness of the […]

Herb Garden Pot

There is nothing like being able to cook with fresh herbs, don’t you agree?  I have heard many a famous chef describe fresh parsley adding elements of ‘zing’ or ‘color’ or ‘interest’ and shortly afterwards compare dried parsley to confetti, something NEVER to grace a chef’s meal.  Similar sentiments are used to describe fresh basil […]

Asparagus – Roasted Asparagus with Soft Cooked Eggs

So it turns out you can actually grow your own asparagus. Who knew? I’m no stranger to having a vegetable garden, mind you. But asparagus has always seemed a little extra intimidating.  As with anything, it takes time.  A productive asparagus bed must be mature… Like a few years old… And then it should produce […]