Hummus & Simple Comforts

I wanted to write a simple hummus recipe, the kind of comfort that is easy to come by. Homemade is better, forgiving, and perfect.

Romesco Sauce

When the weather warms I get an intense cravings for nightshades – eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, and chiles! Canned tomatoes and roasted chiles come together here to make Romesco sauce, that silky, savory red pepper and almond deliciousness that hits the spot.

Kimchi Poutine

Kimchi adds a welcome spice and acidity to fries and miso gravy. This is the ultimate meal for when you need to eat with your hands, lick your fingers, and chow down.


Giardiniera, that delicious mixed veggie bowl of tangy, salty, tasty pickles, is ridiculously easy to make. Gather up any extra veggies you have, chop them up, and toss them in. You’re on your way to an amazing side and snack. I do enjoy cauliflower, garlic, carrots, and pepperocini as the backbone of any good giardiniera, but you…

Pickled Beets, a Guest Post, and a Canning Workshop…

Check out my guest pickle post on Hungry Harvest‘s recipe blog! Hungry Harvest is a Baltimore based organization that rescues over-ordered or “ugly” fruit and veg to reduce food waste and generally save the world. After rescue, they distribute the goods straight to your house for some all around feel good eating. If you’re wondering…

Garden Salsa

This Saturday Baltimore had a storm of epic proportions. On Sunday I noticed that many tomatoes had swelled with water and cracked from the moisture. When life cracks your tomatoes, you can make salsa.

Grilled Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are absolutely delicious! Grilled garlic scapes are a fantastic side with a grilled meal.