Monthly Archives: September 2008

Tomato Barbecue Sauce

Sure, there are dozens of choices if you want barbecue sauce from a bottle. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you made some yourself? And just think of all the chemicals you could leave out. I won’t promise that … Continue reading

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Lamb & Lentil Chili

I love lamb, and I love chili, so I guess it was just a matter of time before I put the two together. Cold fall nights beg warm bowls of satisfying, fragrant stews & chilis, and this one really fills … Continue reading

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Tomato-Lemon Gazpacho

Well, our heirloom tomato season has peaked, and now the slow, sad falling action begins, as the baskets show up a little less bounteous at the farmers’ market. We begin to say goodbye to the Purple Cherokees, the Eve’s Purple … Continue reading

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Lobster Potato Salad

Lobsters’ lofty price seems to put them out of consideration for anything but exotic grand preparations like Thermidor or the traditional simplicity of boiled (or steamed) lobsters. Desiring lobster, but looking for something a little new, I decided to take … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caviar

The story with this dish, sometimes called mock caviar, is that Russians invented it for when they really really wanted some caviar, but couldn’t afford it. And if you focus on your knifework and get the mincing & dicing right, … Continue reading

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Grilled Panzanella

Purists might have a hard time calling this panzanella, but I’ve never been very pure. (Extra virgin at one time, but never pure.) Whatever you want to call it, it’s a fantastic way to enjoy these last few weeks of … Continue reading

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Shrimp Corn Pudding

Another summer, another corn pudding recipe. For this one, I thought a little touch of shrimp might be welcome. Red pepper and shrimp have a definite affinity for one another, and bacon—well, what doesn’t go with bacon? If you still … Continue reading

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