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Amazing Numbers—Merci Jacques

Somewhere in the vast universe of cooking videos, I watched Jacques Pepin create 3 vegetable salads. I was riveted as I always am when watching this great man cook.   But here was the shocker:  the third recipe he demonstrated in the video was a Cream Dressing that his mother used to make.  While making […]

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Broccoli Quiche

Back to Baking-Broccoli Quiche for Dinner

First: Saute onions until brownish. Second: Skillet roast 2 fresh broccoli crowns.  Combine with onions.Cool.   Yes,  I used pre-made pie crust with my proven trick:  Roll crust, fit into deep dish Pyrex, place in freezer for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 F..  Bake slightly frozen crust for about 8-10 minutes, until slightly brown (no […]

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Cauli Florettes

Curious Tacos

Introducing truly unique cauliflower—roast in hot oven with pineapple and taco seasoning (scratch, of course). Fill a crunchy shell, top with shredded cheese and guacamole—Wow!! Will you miss the meat? Cauli Florettes

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Crunchy Kale—The Before and After

Baby Kale is a prolific grower here in my balcony container garden. Jacques Pepin has the ultimate best method for roasting and crunching. Bake on a rack in a 250 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Toss with only 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and some orange zest. Perfect vegetable appetizer. Baby Kale Before […]

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