stuffed shells with roasted red pepper, eggplant & zucchini

I have bad news and good news. The bad news is: I don’t have any finished-product photos¬†of this delectable stuffed shells recipe¬†to share with you. Instead, these pre-oven shots will have to suffice (try using your imagination to slather the dish in bubbling-hot melted mozzarella — see how great that looks!?). The good news is:…

ratatouille

I hate to say it but this recipe, a true late summer showstopper, may be coming at you a little late in the season–that is, if you’re reading this post from a state that is or is like Michigan. But here on the island of Corsica, the time is now for finding vegetable treasures like…

black bean & swiss chard enchiladas

Last weekend, I buzzed over to the west side of the state to spend a brief but wonderful couple days at home. Of course I love Ann Arbor (yes, even now with the city crawling with Art Fair visitors and the streets congested with booths), but really nothing can beat a return to one’s hometown….

life in the raw

On St. Patty’s Day this year, housemate Jessica and I managed to avoid the hoards of green-clad celebrators filling the streets of Ann Arbor thanks to an adventurous cooking project embarked upon in our kitchen. I’m sorry, did I say cooking? I misspoke. Yes, we spent the afternoon laboring in the kitchen but never once…

how to squash the summer doldrums

Before I share some zucchini-esque recipes, a couple notes on other ingredients: As evidence of my maturity as “a person who cooks,” I’m proud to say I made every effort to go local this time around, and not just in the acquisition of the week’s featured produce. As a People’s Food Co-Op employee, I will…

keen on zucchini

They overrun gardens. They overflow kitchens. Their uncanny abundance leaves home gardeners desperate for zucchini bread recipes calling for pounds of the product, just to get rid of the stuff. Indeed, if left too long on the vine, this strand of cucurbita pepo will reach B-grade horror movie proportions (the largest zucchini on record weighed…