Grilled Cabbage & Endive with Pesto

Finished product - cabbages and endive brushed with warm pesto.  Next time I'm going to top with some shaved pecorino-romano to finish it off.

A few weeks back I got some small cabbages from Our Local Foods.  Tired of making slaw, I decided to quarter the cabbages, score out the thick core, and place on the grill (or in my case, the Big Green Egg).  The same went for some endive I bought at Trader Joes… although for these […]

Green Beans with Oyster Mushrooms and Shallots

Green beans with shallots and shiitake mushrooms

I love trying new veggie side dishes.  I recently ordered some Mepkin Abbey oyster mushrooms from Our Local Foods and got some fresh green beans at the Daniel Island Farmers Market (Thursdays on DI from 3-7).  Had some shallots in the pantry and thought combining these would be flavorful (along with some homemade pesto pasta […]

Vietnamese-Style Rice Noodle Salad

vietnamese-style rice noodle salad

My friend Melissa brought over a magazine for me to check out: Cook Fresh by Fine Cooking.  The spring issue was chock-full of great looking recipes, many of which I’ve already made, others on my list of to-do.  One in particular that my family enjoyed was a vietnamese-style rice noodle salad.  Filled with carrots, cucumbers, […]

Lizzie’s Baked Artichokes


My dear friend Liz had my boys and I over for dinner to celebrate my youngest son’s 4th birthday before they leave us for the beaches of Shelter Island for the next seven weeks.  We are so sad to see them go every year… and to make it worse, the taste of those baked artichokes […]

Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Our family recently barbecued at a friend’s house, and we had the best grilled Brussels sprouts that I have ever had!  I praised this side dish so much that my friend Dawn walked into her kitchen, pulled out a bottle of Meyer Lemon Infused Oil and said, “Here, take this extra bottle home since you […]