new kitchen appliances, the first of the summer produce and some green latkes

new kitchen appliances, the first of the summer produce and some green latkes

My kitchen is tiny and I don’t have a lot of bench space. If the kitchen tools are not out on the bench, in my experience they tend not to get used. So, I’ve been having a major kitchen cleanup, selling some old appliances and tools 

cabbage rolls

cabbage rolls

I’ve had great success in the garden this season with a bounty of beautiful, round firm cabbages that I nurtured from seed. Normally they’d be ravaged by various insects, but I planted them earlier this year to get ahead of the aphids and caterpillars, which don’t 

springtime potato salad

springtime potato salad

It is the season for lots of things in my garden. Early Nicola potatoes, late broad beans, and asparagus at its peak. Most potato salads are traditionally dressed with mayonnaise, but I like to make mine with a vinaigrette. I made this riff on my basic potato salad with some 

a salad of broad beans, tomatoes and garlic croutons

a salad of broad beans, tomatoes and garlic croutons

I don’t know quite what this salad is. It is like panzanella, the Tuscan bread salad in that it uses stale bread and tomatoes, but the bread is crispy…and it has broad beans in it. Whatever it is, it is damn good. I made it