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How to Cook Beans

How to Cook Beans

These giant white beans are Royal Coronas from Rancho Gordo. Serve them simply with olive oil and...

Same Day Pizza Dough

Same Day Pizza Dough

When I want pizza and haven't planned ahead, I make a yeasted dough and add some of my sourdough...

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Sourdough Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough at home isn't hard, but it helps to think in advance and get the dough made...

Polenta Tomato Tart

Polenta Tomato Tart

When it's fresh tomato season here in Montana, I'm usually satisfied with a plate of sliced...

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

These Vietnamese style spring rolls make for a cool and refreshing dinner. Set up all the...

Crispy Lentils

Crispy Lentils

Pantry items are a whole lot easier to incorporate into meals when you get them cooked. This photo...

Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

This is a cheater saag paneer, quick and easy for when you need dinner on the table (and maybe...

Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu

Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu

I began to like tofu when I learned how to get it hot and crispy instead of cold and squishy....

Channa Masala

Channa Masala

Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni has been helping me learn how to make simple Indian food at...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Receiving a weekly farm box from Gallatin Valley Botanical has shifted my starting point for meal...

Grilled Eggplant Gyros

Grilled Eggplant Gyros

To salt or not to salt the eggplant? That is the question. Short on time the last time I made...

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Yummy, feel-good dinner coming right up!  Another great recipe from Kathryne Taylor of the whole...

How to Cook Dried Hominy

How to Cook Dried Hominy

Sometimes you can find red hominy instead of the regular white (thanks Rancho Gordo!) but no...

How to Make Refried Beans

How to Make Refried Beans

Back when I worked a lot and hired a nanny to help around the house, Via's cooking sustained me...

Pesto

Pesto

Our growing season is short here in Montana, but a lot seems to happen in mid-summer. I returned...

About Mushrooms

About Mushrooms

My son and I drove over to check out operations at MT Gourmet Mushrooms last Friday and learned...

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Got cooked beans you need to use? Make a bean salad and you'll have something to eat for lunch or...

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

Simple cooking relies on the best tasting, best quality ingredients. For lasagna, that means...

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

What did Julia Child order when she went to Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino CA?  This chili!  No...

Mushrooms & Polenta

Mushrooms & Polenta

When I first saw the photo of the New York Times "Fresh and Wild Mushroom Stew", I could...

Winter Greens Curry

Winter Greens Curry

  What a way to perk up a dinner of roast chicken and a baguette!  My pot of mustard greens...

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Pizza at home seems like a good idea until you try to mix and rise the dough the same day you're...

Rustic Chard Tart

Rustic Chard Tart

The savory tarts of the Mediterranean are my inspiration for this Rustic Chard Tart, a slice of...

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