Archives for March 2013

Spring Cleaning Your Pantry: Eat Well, Spend Less

Time for a little spring cleaning of the kitchen pantry. What to keep, what to throw, and how long do those shelf stable items really last? Outside my window I can see the water drip, dripping from glistening icicles off the roof. Spring is coming, and winter is moving silently through the backdoor like an […]

Homemade Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

An easy recipe to make creamy whole milk ricotta at home to spread on crostini, add to pasta, spread between layers of lasagna, or just eat by the spoonful while it’s still warm. To begin again. I try and try and try again, To at once start over and then again. My family is often […]

Whole Milk Ricotta

1 gallon whole milk 1 cup heavy cream (optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Add the milk, cream, and salt to a large, heavy-bottomed stockpot. Cook over medium to medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching, until the milk reaches 190º F. Once the milk reaches the temperature, remove the pan from […]

Weekly Menu: A Green Spring

A spring greens inspired menu plan with spinach, chard, and arugula all featured for those with a green-heavy CSA. Plus, a bit of Irish holdover. Get the recipe for creamed spinach cups over on the Attune Foods blog My hands were cold, so I made a cup of rooibos tea. An influx of rooibos in […]

Grapefruit Halibut Ceviche with Plantain Chips: Spring Break Eats

Sturdy halibut chunks are marinated in lime, then tossed with grapefruit, red onions, jalapeños, and cilantro in this ceviche served with baked plantain chips. Now that I have confessed my inner most desires to you, I thought we should continue along the road of discovery. In addition to being less than well traveled, yet continuously […]

Grapefruit Halibut Ceviche

1 8-ounce Alaskan halibut filet (fresh caught or flash frozen) 1 cup lime juice 2 pink grapefruits 1/4 red onion, diced 2 jalapeños, diced 2 tablespoons fresh minced cilantro 1 teaspoon kosher salt fresh cracked black pepper Cut the halibut into 1/2″ pieces and place in a shallow dish. Pour the lime juice over the […]

Baked Plantain Chips

4 green plantains 3 tablespoons coconut oil sea salt Preheat the oven to 400º F. Peel the plantains and thinly slice, using a mandoline if possible. Set aside. In a large saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Turn off the heat once the coconut oil is completely melted. Toss the plantain pieces in […]