Cook Something

Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.
~Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

Ready for Dinner

Ready for Dinner

For a generation or more, cooking was considered drudgery, old-school, and totally un-hip.

If you admitted you enjoyed cooking from scratch, you were branded as some kind of food geek.

Why should we go to all the trouble when we were blessed with microwavable meals, and any number of fast food drive-thru restaurants, and grocery store shelves lined with packaged foodstuffs?

One reason is we’ve discovered all manner of vile substance masquerading as food wrapped in convenience. After awhile, people decided enough was enough and started to take back their food and their kitchens.

Today,  those of us who cook again proudly assume the moniker food geek, as we derive satisfaction, and dare I say a thrill, from preparing meals from scratch for family and friends.

In this section, we’ll offer recipes and cooking tips to help you earn your place at the table with the rest of us food geeks.  That’s right–we’re the cool kids now.

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Recipe: Homemade Sauerkraut

September 17, 2016

Self-proclaimed fermentation revivalist, Sandor Katz encourages everyone to try their hand at making homemade sauerkraut.

Lamb Chops with Zucchini Bake Recipe

September 3, 2016

Buying food locally and in season takes more creativity in the kitchen. Look at what's available at the market and then plan your menu accordingly.

Kale Salad With Pecorino And Walnuts

August 27, 2016

When I visited Dr. Deb Tolman at her homestead/learning lab earlier this year, she prepared lunch for me, which included this kale salad (kale from her garden). She told me even kale haters love this salad, and aftrer tasting it, I am inclined to agree.

Avocado Verde Sauce

August 13, 2016

During these dog days of summer we share a recipe that commingles some of the quintessential flavors of the season in one bowl: Avocado Verde Sauce.

Fun with Knife Skills: Pico de Gallo

August 6, 2016

What's the best way to develop your knife skills after you've learned safety and proper handling? Use them! This Pico recipe will help hone your skills.

“The Beet Goes On” Slider from PEAS Farm

July 29, 2016

Beets are the main ingredient in this wonderful vegetarian slider; it's full of flavor, and is a great snack or a satisfying meal with a bowl of soup.

Raw Lasagna Recipe from The Raw Chef

July 21, 2016

This recipe by Chef Russell James, The Raw Chef, is perfect for summer; the herbs and vegetables in it are in season now. And you won't heat up the kitchen!

Spinach and Egg Croissant Recipe

July 3, 2016

This is an item on the Odd Duck lunch menu. I can tell you it is sublime, and quite filling.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

June 18, 2016

Making jelly is usually one of the first items people new to food preservation undertake. But once you have a pantry full of jellies and jams -- then what? If you're Daniel Gasteiger, author of Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too -- you make cookies.

Tea Time Recipes

June 10, 2016

No tea party is complete without a few treats. Here you will find recipes for scones, cucumber sandwiches and a Royal Victoria Sponge Cake.