Roasted Carrots with Manchego Carrot-Top Pesto and Sherry-Orange Vinaigrette

One of our family’s favorite children’s books is “Tops and Bottoms” by Janet Stevens. In it, a wily rabbit farms a bear’s land while the lazy bear sleeps the day away. Their deal is to split the harvest, each of them either getting the “tops” or the “bottoms” of each plant. You can just imagine … Read moreRoasted Carrots with Manchego Carrot-Top Pesto and Sherry-Orange Vinaigrette

Sautéed Beet Greens with Pickled Stems

I have a friend who loves beets but never uses the greens when they come attached to the beets. She knows that I love them, so she dutifully passes them through the window to me at carpool rather than let them go to waste. I’m not sure if my friend doesn’t care for them or … Read moreSautéed Beet Greens with Pickled Stems

Coconut Collards with Fried Chickpeas

Often our meals consist of a melange of whatever looked good at the butcher counter thrown together with whatever goodies came in our weekly produce box. But as a restaurant critic, I’m fortunate enough to sample the creative genius of many chefs and am occasionally inspired to recreate the flavors of their dishes in my … Read moreCoconut Collards with Fried Chickpeas