Tomato Jalapeño Salsa

I usually make this salsa only during the height of tomato season, because it is best when it is made with the ripest, freshest tomatoes you can find. But when I recently checked my chest freezer to see what of last summer's bounty remained, I discovered a definite theme. I found bell peppers, chiles, tomatillos, … Continue reading Tomato Jalapeño Salsa

Pantry/Freezer Pasta e Fagioli

It seems cliché to lead with this, but I really love this soup. It's quick and easy to make, and yet it is so full of flavor and texture, it feels like a much more complicated soup. It performs the amazing trick of being hearty and light at the same time. It doesn't seem to … Continue reading Pantry/Freezer Pasta e Fagioli

Indian-Inspired Roasted Cauliflower Soup

If you have never roasted cauliflower, here is a great reason to try it. Some of cauliflower's best flavors are only released by roasting. While other cooking methods can make it mushy, bland, and watery, roasting it develops a toasty, earthy sweetness. Combined with either a leek or white onion, it's happy to dance with … Continue reading Indian-Inspired Roasted Cauliflower Soup