Potato leek soup (hold the potatoes)

I can’t tell you how many times I find myself with a bunch of fresh vegetables and no idea what to do with them. I love to browse the farmer’s market and pick up whatever looks good. The challenge then is how to take those random items and make something good. I turned cauliflower and leek into an amazing soup that I just had to share with you.

When life hands you squash, make pasta!

From the title of this post it sounds like I’m going to go on about how I had a bumper crop of summer squash this year. Actually, I own a small, 4th floor condo with a tiny patio so I don’t even attempt to grow vegetables. I do love all types of squash, summer and winter, and am always looking for new ways to use it.

Non-denominational asian peanut sauce

I’ve experimented with various asian peanut sauce recipes. There is some kind of peanut sauce variation in Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian and other culinary cultures. Most recipes I’ve tried had some less common ingredient I didn’t have or just didn’t taste good. I finally hit on something that tastes great to me and is made with ingredients I almost always have.