A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Sauces

Chimichurri

Chimichurri

I still had quite a bit of fresh parsley left from my herb pot harvest, and in the end I decided to make a chimichurri recipe I had pinned quite awhile ago but had not yet tried.   Since I followed the recipe almost exactly, […]

Faux Frankfurt Green Sauce

Faux Frankfurt Green Sauce

You can’t call this Frankfurt Green Sauce unless it is made in the Hesse region of Germany where Frankfurt is located, with 7 herbs that are grown there.  The typical seven herbs are: Borage Chervil Garden Cress Parsley Salad Burnet Sorrel Chives If you happen […]

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

Steve and I stopped at City Market on the way home from downtown Kansas City today.  Among other things, I got a carton of heirloom tomatoes, a carton of peaches, and some cilantro.     When we got home, I realized one of the peaches […]

Pasta Sauce

Pasta Sauce

Pasta Sauce Right before going on vacation I bought a bunch of tomatoes.  Those deep red fruity jewels seduced me.   They weren’t going to last until we got home, so I set about making something of them.     After coring and halving them, […]

Marcella Hazan 3 ingredient tomato sauce

Marcella Hazan 3 ingredient tomato sauce

I’ve been reading about this sauce for years, and friends had sent it round a few times. In a project for a friend, I put together some picture only, simple recipes on a separate blog.  This recipe seemed made for such a project, and so […]

Pesto! Pesto!

Pesto! Pesto!

Last year I never had quite enough basil at one time either from my herb pot or from my CSA.  This week I scored a big bunch of basil from my CSA, and pesto was happening in my kitchen. I did have to use a […]

Salsa Sunday (not really, you can have this anytime, it’s reallyRobin’s Salsa)

Salsa Sunday (not really, you can have this anytime, it’s reallyRobin’s Salsa)

My friend Robin would whip up this salsa in a flash every time we had a gathering.  It is so good, and so many people would ask her for the recipe, that she finally made a bunch of copies and keeps a stack in her […]

Now for the tomatoes before they go bad–Using more CSA produce.

Now for the tomatoes before they go bad–Using more CSA produce.

Who doesn’t love roasted vegetables (I know, I know, tomatoes are a fruit)? Today I used various tomatoes from my CSA, garlic from my CSA, and thyme from my very own herb pot as I roasted some tomatoes. Olive oil, salt, pepper, sliced garlic cloves, […]

Marinara Sauce – This is for you Donna

Marinara Sauce – This is for you Donna

I belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and get a lot of fresh vegetables in the summer, including tomatoes.  Tomatoes are one of summer’s great pleasures, and of course a lot of them ripen all at the same time. It’s hard to get too […]