Basic Beans

Pinto beans are widely used in traditional Mexican dishes. This basic recipe is simple and delicious served with cornbread (recipe here) or corn tortillas. It also serves as the “base” for other dishes. You can heat and mash them for Frijoles Refritos...

Spring Wheat Berry Salad

This simple but satisfying salad is made with fresh spring peas, mint and lemon. The marinated feta and toasted pine nuts add tangy and earthy flavors. For an additional kick I topped the salad with ground Sumac. If you’ve never used Sumac give it a try. It has...

Black Bean Patties

I usually make these in the summer in traditional “burger form,” served on rolls with all the fixings. Recently the craving hit and I thought why wait? My winter version included a side of guacamole salsa and a mixed green salad. I also served them sans...

Apple Cider Wheatberry Salad

This recipe was inspired by a CSA I belonged to while living in Vermont. Dwight Miller Orchards presses cider and makes their own apple cider vinegar. This time of the year they include both items in their weekly share pick-up. It’s become a favorite dish that I...

Summer Vegetable Farro Salad

I love Farro and can’t understand why it’s not used more. Farro has a long history and has been called “the grain from which all others derive.” It dates back over 6000 years to Egypt and It has been eaten in the Mediterranean for thousands of...