Sautéed Fresh Cranberry Beans with Sage and Garlic

  Do you ever get stuck in a cooking rut where you go through a phase cooking the same dishes week in, week out?  Or are you the perpetually adventurous type, always trying out a new recipe? During busy weeks I mindlessly speed shop through the market and walk out with the same staple items […]

Farfalle with Sweet Chicken Sausage, Sage and Roasted Tomatoes

  One of my favorite things about Spring is that it means the start of the tomato-growing season.  I haven’t always been a gardener–in fact, my gardening repertoire is currently limited to growing tomatoes, herbs and peppers.  I plan to change this soon; my husband and I have been researching greenhouses to see if owning […]

Spaghetti with Tuna, Anchovies and Crispy Sage

  Whenever I have a craving for comfort food, it would be safe to assume that either rice or pasta will be involved.  Rice is a necessary accompaniment to the dishes of my childhood; it goes with everything from chicken stew and sautéed vegetables to marinated meats like tocino and tapa.  Characterizing pasta as comfort […]