Pine Nuts

Variations of spinach with pine nuts and raisins can be found on most Spanish tapas menus these days. While it’s always a good combination, it never particularly excited me until I tried the version at Kika Tapas last summer. The key to their version? Just barely wilting the spinach and adding a squeeze of fresh [read more →]

I subscribe to a lot of food magazines. Last summer they really started to pile up, and I couldn’t bear to just throw them all away. So, I started clipping out recipes I wanted to try and consolidated them in a binder. Fast forward to today. I’ve only looked at this binder a handful of [read more →]

This dish was a result of not really feeling like grocery shopping on Sunday night. We had some brussels sprouts and fresno chilis in the fridge. Between that and our ridiculous pasta supply, we had the makings of a good meal! As an ode to my first ever blog post, I added some pine nuts. [read more →]

Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Spinach with raisins and pine nuts is a classic Catalan dish that I’ve made several times as a side, with great results. I saw some great looking swiss chard at the store last weekend and thought the chard/pine nut/raisin combination would make a great side dish with the rest of our Spanish feast that night: [read more →]

Basil and Arugula Pesto

I picked up some beautiful basil at Green City Market yesterday and decided to make some pesto. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I love to make a lot of something and freeze it for later, so that’s exactly what I did with my pesto: I saved a little bit for [read more →]

I LOVE brussels sprouts. I’m convinced that people who don’t like them just haven’t had them prepared correctly. I think this about a lot of foods, but I can discuss another time in different post… I’ve made it a personal mission recently to get people to like them. I was out to dinner with my [read more →]

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