Category Archives: Dinner

No-Cook Recipes: Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

This salad came about partly because I like making zucchini ribbons, and partly because I bought a bunch of local produce at the farmers’ market last weekend. I knew that I was going to be eating out a lot this … Continue reading

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(Almost) Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I thought I’d use last night’s dinner as an opportunity to tell you my secret to making (almost) perfect scrambled eggs. A scientist at my work likes to go fishing on the weekend. Yesterday, he stopped by my office with … Continue reading

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Papparadelle with Goat Cheese Sauce and Roasted Corn and Tomatoes

One of my favorite things to do is to walk into a farmers’ market and create a recipe on the spot. On Saturday, I knew that I wanted to eat pasta for dinner but I wasn’t sure what I wanted … Continue reading

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Socca with Caramelized Onions, Roasted Tomatoes, and Crรจme Fraรฎche

My sister just moved to Boston and bequeathed me a couple cookbooks that she didn’t want to lug there from St. Louis. One is Ottolenghi’s Plenty. I actually already own a copy of the cookbook but it’s buried in a … Continue reading

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Tartines with Fried Quail Eggs, Smoked Salmon, and Avocado

Whenever I go to the farmers’ market, I like to buy one ingredient that I’ve never cooked with before. It challenges me to learn about different food and it pushes me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes, my best creations … Continue reading

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Lemon Strozzapreti with Pesto, Arugula, and Peas

This pasta is a riff on a recipe that I saw a few years ago when I read Lunch in Paris, a memoir by an American living in Paris. In the book, Elizabeth Bard links her experiences living abroad to … Continue reading

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Bengali Orange Lentils with Tomatoes and Cilantro

I made these lentils last Sunday night but I forgot to tell you about them. I got distracted by breakfast bowls and Mumbai eggs. Bengali orangeย lentils are perfect if you want aย quick and warming meal. The last week was pretty … Continue reading

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