About This Blog

This is, as the title indicates, my kitchen notebook (the header is actually a scanned image of the cover of a notebook that I started using about 25 years ago and the background is a stained page from that book). I am not a professional recipe writer. If you try any recipe here, please keep that in mind, these recipes have not been tested by an independent tester. The "recipes" are often not even really recipes but rather a list of ingredients that I've noted after preparing a dish on the fly that I thought came out well. Perhaps I've also added some instructions, but I rarely keep accurate track of what I've done in terms of time or temperature, I've just noted to the best of my memory (feeble) what I did.

Please feel free to take some inspiration from here, but on the other hand, please give credit where it is due. I also welcome any constructive comments that you might have if you are inspired to try a recipe. Questions are welcome, but keep in mind that I may not remember specifics. The dishes do evolve over time...

Thank you and enjoy!

Alphabetical List of Recipes

A Stew of Lentils, Celery Root, and Spare Ribs
Backcountry Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Salad
Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Sandwich
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Romanesco
Baked Tomatoes with a Crispy Sweet Pepper Breadcrumb Topping
Basil Pesto
Bean and Sausage Soup with Portuguese Cabbage
Bean Salad with Czech Black Chile Dressing
Bean Soup with Spigariello Broccoli
Beans and Greens
Beans and Greens 2.0
Beet Greens Galette
Beet Greens Quiche with No Crust
Beet Salad
Braised Baby Turnips and Carrots
Braised Spigariello Broccoli on Toast with Poached Eggs
Breadsticks
Broccoli Frittata Two Ways
Brussels Sprouts Galette
Brussels Sprouts Skillet Souffle
Brussels Sprouts with Persimmon and Pecans
Cabbage Braised with Italian Sausages
Cavolo Nero and Chickpea Soup
Celery Salads
Chard Stem Gratin
Chard with Lemon, Carrot, Cumin, and Raisins
Charred Tomato Salsa
Chilled Golden Beet Soup
Chopped Sprouting Broccoli with Various Seasonings
Crema di Green Garlic
Creamed Spinach with Eggs and Parmigiano
Cucumber-Carrot Salad with Asian Flavors
Eggplant Rolls
Eggs and Broccoli
Faux Merkén
Fava Bean and Greens Crostini
Fava and Ricotta Spread
Fiery Carrot Dip My Way
Fresh Fava Bean Dip
Garlic Confit
Green Chile Pudding Souffles
Green Garlic Potato Pancake Waffles
Green Quinoa Pilaf
Grilled Peppers with Tuna and Egg
Kale, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad
Kale Caesar Salad
Kale Chips
Kale on Garlic Toast Two Ways
Lamb and Rice Stuffed Zucchini
Lemony Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
Lentils, Celery Root, and Spare Ribs
Lentils with Sausage, Onions, and Spigariello Broccoli
Meyer Lemon Curd
Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Parsnip and Mushroom Flans
Pear and Persimmon Crisp
Pepper Jam
Pickled Sugar Snap Peas
Pomegranate, Almond, and Green Olive Salad
Potato and Kale Pizza
Queso Fundido
Radishes Beyond Salads
Red Pepper and Hazelnut Sauce (Romesco)
Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms in Sage Butter
Risotto with Olive Leaf Rapini and Teleme
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash with Crisp Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Roasted Garlic
Sablefish in Tomato Broth with Amaranth Greens
Salami, Lemon, and Arugula Roll-Ups
Sauteed Beet Greens
Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes with Basil
Savory Chard Stems Braised In Their Own Juices
Shallot Marinated Buffalo Steak
Shaved Zucchini and Arugula Salad
Slow Roasted Aji Angelo Chile Peppers
Smashers
Smoked Trout and Meyer Lemon Pizza
Soft Broccoli with Brown Butter
Spiced Parsnip Soup
Spiced Romanesco Broccoli Soup
Spicy Cornmeal Sticks
Spicy Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Squash Puree with Sage Brown Butter
Stracciatella Soup with Brussels Sprouts
Stuffed Tronchuda Beira Cabbage
Tomato Gazpacho
Tomato Risotto with Goat Cheese
Tomato "Steaks"
Tomato Tart with Seared Tuna and Caramelized Onions
Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil
Turkey Enchiladas
Two Turkey Soups
Vegetable Soup with Cranberry Beans and Italian Sausage
Warm Chioggia Beet and Apple Salad
Whole Wheat Galette Dough
Wilted Napa Cabbage Two Ways
Winter Squash Flans
Winter Squash Gratin with Chantrelles
Winter Tarragon Tomato Soup
Zucchini and Fennel Saute
Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Gazpacho
Zucchini Hummus
Zucchini in Agrodolce
Zucchini Saute
Zucchini Tart