pork fried (cauli) rice

Happy New Year!  The last few weeks I’ve been MIA due to the holidays, a blizzard, tending to a sick kiddo and, finally, attempting to get back in the swing of things in 2018.  I sometimes think I prefer the excitement of an unpredictable day or week… until there have been weeks of it.  Read more »

broccoli rabe with raisins and pine nuts

If you are a little standoffish about broccoli rabe, you are not alone.  Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, is notorious for its characteristically "bitter" taste.  While this is something that has never discouraged me, it certainly turns a lot of people off from even trying this veggie.  If you are one of those people, I hope this is the recipe that changes that for you. Read more »

zucchini parmesan & panko battered zucchini flowers

My "plan" for this weekend's post vanished into thin air after an unplanned stroll through Asbury Park's farmer's market Saturday morning.  I normally pick up my produce at the market around the corner from my office, about an hour away, but, sadly, have yet to check out the one in my own backyard.  Though smaller in scale, this market did not disappoint.  Several farmers had tables set up with all of the Garden State goodies you could dream up:  sweet corn, peaches, blueberries, squash, kale, and early tomatoes.  We ended up taking home some gargantuan zucchinis, zucchini flowers, and fuzzy yellow peaches. Read more »

bok in a wok

“Gimme bok choy and I don’t care…Gimme bok choy and I don’t care…”  “Bok, bok, bok-in on heaven’s door…” These are just a couple of anthems that echoed through my kitchen this past Sunday.  Fortunately, my husband appreciates – or at least forgives - my quirky sense of humor and less than dandy singing voice. Read more »

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