Posts tagged “vegetarian”

Safe and Ethical Foraging with One Final Cow Parsnip Recipe

Cow Parsnip Ice Cream with Cow Parsnip Chips and Strawberries. Photograph by Laurie Constantino


Eager to ensure enthusiasm doesn’t get the better of my taste buds, I’ve been carrying samples of foraged food with me wherever I go and offering tastes to anyone and everyone. Wild chips, roasts, curries, and ice creams are my calling card as I investigate whether my recipes have more ...

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How to Prepare Cow Parsnip for Cooking and Eating

Immature Cow Parsnip Leaves & Stalks. Photograph by Laurie Constantino


After reading my recent cow parsnip article and cow parsnip salad recipe, Susan asked “In Janice Schofield’s book Discovering Wild Plants, she says to peel [cow parsnip] stems. I didn’t see that step in your blog post, so maybe that’s optional?

Good question Susan. Discovering Wild Plants is the best resource ...

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Gigantes (Giant Beans) Cure Homesickness for Greece

Gigantes (Greek Giant White Beans) in Tomato Sauce

Birds singing, doves cooing, roosters crowing, cats meowing, dogs barking, engines revving, women chattering: the morning sounds of a Greek village.

When we’re in Atsiki on the island of Limnos, Greece, I treasure my last few minutes in bed listening to the village come alive. I force myself to get up ...

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Massaging Kale: Review of Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

Kale, Pear and Radicchio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Though not a vegetarian, I’m an avid fan of greens, both wild and domestic. I’ve studied them extensively and cook greens regularly. I’ve read and used every English and Greek language book about greens I can find. When I heard Nava Atlas, an accomplished vegetarian cooking authority, had written a ...

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Blog of the Week: Organically Cooked, Hania, Crete

Boureki Haniotiko (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin)

Blog of the Week:  Organically Cooked

Writer: Maria Verivaki

Where: Hania, Crete, Greece

What: Maria was born and raised in New Zealand, and as an adult moved to Crete, an island in Greece where her parents emigrated from long ago.  Affectionately known as “the Mediterranean Kiwi”, Maria is thankful she returned to her ...

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Traditional Persian Recipes Made Easy

Roshi and Ranna Fekrat

If you want more friends, start cooking. I’ve met most of my favorite people though a shared love of good food, good wine, and good parties.

Homemade food soothes the soul and makes people happy. Cooks need never be lonely. They rely on friends to eat the delicious food pouring from ...

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