Author Archives: Heather

About Heather

Gilding the lily since 2006.

Dutch baby Monte Cristo

Who says a Dutch baby must be a sweet vehicle for jam and syrup? Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that, it’s just a little predictable. With a base so eggy, it may as well be an omelet. Once … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Comfy, Eggs, Germanic, Pork | 12 Comments

Gooey Orange Sticky Buns

Today is New Year’s Eve, and instead of planning a healthy regime change in 2012 I am doing the opposite. I say: more bread. More dessert. More DIY sticky-icky. I’m bringing butter and eggs and gluten back. I’m bringing the … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Comfy, Fruit, Vegetarian-ish | 9 Comments

Pasta and Seafood

A match made in heaven, no? I’m not talking about tuna noodle casserole, though I ain’t mad at that; especially not when it’s made with home-canned albacore and fresh sweet onion-shiitake bechamel. I’m just talking about some pasta, some seafood, something … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food (not that kind), Pasta, Seafood, Vegetarian-ish | 5 Comments

Obi non and news

I always fiddle with ingredients and dishes, but rarely (I hope) to the point that they are unrecognizable by their forebears. This breakfast is one of those rare failures at respectful fusion: a tender Uzbek obi non; an ancient flatbread … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Brekkie, Classical and Eurotrashical | 10 Comments

Curried Pumpkin Soup

The best thing about having a compost heap is not the smug satisfaction of reducing your household waste to a mere 10 gallons a month, or seeing healthy organisms thrive in your soil, or the idea that the nutrient cycle … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food (not that kind), Light Supper, One Pot Wonders, Soup, Uncategorized, Under Pressure, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 7 Comments

Pizza Bolognese

Sorry for the dead air for the past…oh, my. It’s been a month. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire right now (including some projects for print), and this just fell off my radar. But it’s summer! And … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Beef & Lamb, Fast Food (not that kind), Mediterranean, Vegetables | 4 Comments

Roasted Salsa Verde

I love salsa verde. Throw it into a pot with a pork shoulder and you’ve got chili verde, ready for stuffing peppers or enchiladas. Mix it with crème fraîche and use it as a sauce for grilled fish. Or just eat … Continue reading

Posted in Latino, Puttin' Up, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 16 Comments

Homemade Labneh

A month or so ago, I did a cooking demo for Stonyfield yogurt, and ended up with 4 quarts of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt, with an aggressively impending expiration date. At first I tried just slipping it into everything: burritos! … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Puttin' Up, Vegetarian-ish | 20 Comments

Smoked Cod Cakes with Napa Cabbage Slaw

I love fish cakes. There’s some casual thing about them, all getting sand in your shoes and an itchy sunburn on your shoulders, needing Noxzema and iced tea. Their beachiness could be as literal as the fact that cod comes from … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Light Supper, Salad, Seafood, Small Bites, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish, Viet-Thai | 8 Comments

Salmon with Akajiso (Red Shiso) Pesto

I hate talking about it, but I’ve been sort of counting my calories the past week or so. I should have started a few months ago, but we’ve only just started to have nice weather. Cloudy days were invented for … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Fast Food (not that kind), Japanese, Light Supper, Seafood, Vegetables, Vegetarian-ish | 8 Comments