Midwestern Antipasto

Midwestern Antipasto

The idea for this flexible summer salad has a couple of inspirations. For one thing, the ingredients are primarily local to the Midwest and are available throughout late spring to early fall, more or less. For another thing, the preparation of the beets—the idea of...
Pistachio-Encrusted Pumpkin Wedges

Pistachio-Encrusted Pumpkin Wedges

Yeah, it’s me again—the pumpkin police. Every fall I keep a continual watch over the activities on my neighbors’ porches. They all put out pumpkins around Halloween, but those glorious orbs of orange, blue, white and pink probably never make it back into their...