Blonde on Blonde Pasta

Blonde on Blonde Pasta

In 1966, I was 10 years old and feeling far more sophisticated than I had any right to feel, tucked away in my room with my little record player (not even a stereo) and the songs that would come to define a generation, like “I Want You,” “Just Like a Woman” and...
Green Gal Winter Salad

Green Gal Winter Salad

Sometimes life is really ironic. Oh, you knew that. Well it couldn’t be more true than in January, when the world decides to shape up, cut down, turn over and make that “see it through” commitment to be more healthy. Tops on the transition list to the new “us” is...
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...
Green Gal Green Apple Slaw

Green Gal Green Apple Slaw

Spotlighting pork for October was not a hard decision. I loved featuring Blaine Bilyeu, the owner of Papa’s Pasture, who can really “farm like a girl”. Recommending some sweet treats that parents will love for the Halloween crowd also made me feel really good about...
Caramelized Onion, Roasted Garlic and Honey Spread

Caramelized Onion, Roasted Garlic and Honey Spread

Here is a rich, savory-sweet spread that is easy to make and delivers the perfect mix of autumn favors for your next get-together. You’ll note that I used a combination of yellow onion and shallots, but if you only have onions, no worries. Go with the flow! And while...
Grilled Tomatillo and  Avocado Salsa

Grilled Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

So I’m wondering… Are tomatillos typically in your shopping basket? Unless you shop at a farmers market, work in a nice restaurant or have great passion for Mexican food, probably not. They do show up in supermarkets, but it’s rare. And what a shame. Tomatillos are a...