As Seattle heads into a cold snap, we could really use something hearty to warm us up. Also: we love eggs, we love shrimp, and we’ve recently really gotten into the versatile, protein-rich grain called farro. So, we thought we’d try this recipe from Bon Appetit. Smashing!
It’s soup season. Time for something hearty and warming and stick-to-your-bones-y. And that means it’s time for farro. One of the oldest cultivated grains and packed with nutritional value, farro is found in the bulk section at your local grocery store.
Chewy, sweet molasses cookies with a bite of ginger. A little glass of milk. Napkin (optional). Perfection.
The trick to gratins is a mandolin. Slicing all your vegetables to the same size means they all cook at the same rate and your gratin turns out perfectly. The trick to eating this gratin is serving it to many friends. It’s rich, decadent and totally delicious. Perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall family dinner.
Fall is officially here in Seattle. Crisp mornings, turning leaves, long and leisurely evenings in the kitchen, and a bountiful harvest of red kuri squash.
The grey Seattle days get some people down. But for me, I think of them more as a cozy blanket snuggled up around the city – a perfect complement for an afternoon spent in front of the fire with a cup of tea, a book and a few furry friends napping on the floor and sofa around us. This risotto is equally cozy – a warming, healthy and hearty dish for one of our beautifully grey Seattle days.
For the vegetarians, you can make this hearty lentil stew with vegie sausage, which I love even more than regular sausage. Either way, this is a delicious warming dinner that goes great with a rustic loaf of bread and a crackling fire. And, this dish is quick and easy to make for a good weeknight dinner.