Archive | January 2013

january 25 weekly menu | winter table

Farm Fresh

beets, braising greens, carrots, celeriac, leeks, parsnips, portabella mushrooms, potatoes, squash

What’s for Dinner?

As I was unpacking my Hood River Organic CSA box, and saw the gorgeous, just harvested portabella mushrooms, I knew it would be a scrumptious week.  These, and a type of squash I’ve never tried (buttercup…I’ve since learned it’s the cousin to butternut!)…it is really like Christmas!  Even if you don’t belong to a CSA, pick a veggie or two that looks intriguing, and explore its underestimated possibilities.  I think you’ll be surprised and delighted!  And don’t forget about winter Saturdays at the Portland Farmers Market!

Friday – pizza night!

potato & rosemary pizza (Gourmet)


parsnip puree (Traci Des Jardins)
roasted carrots (Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa)
grilled new york steak


mushroom bourguignon (Deb Perlman, Smitten Kitchen)
braised leeks (Gourmet)


celeriac, apple, potato soup (Tiny Urban Kitchen)


southwestern stuffed  squash (Jessie Price, Eating Well in Season)
corn tortillas


curried red lentil and greens stew (Bon Appetit)


beet and avocado salad (Alice Waters, Chez Panisse)
roasted salmon (Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything, The Basics)

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