Spanakopita

This spinach-and-cheese pie is encased in super thin phyllo pastry, for an extra crispy exterior that is a wonderful contrast to the melty filling. Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 large onions, chopped 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach – thawed, drained and squeezed dry 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour […]

Lamb and Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves

These lamb and rice stuffed grape leaves (dolmas) take some time and effort to put together, so maybe make a double batch. In restaurants these are usually meatless, but I love the lamb in these. No matter what you use, how much rice you use will affect how much liquid you need. Ingredients 1/2 pound […]

How to Cook Salmon

Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon

Salmon is readily available, extremely versatile and simply delicious. Here we cover salmon basics from weeknight fillets to weekend entertaining: the cuts and types to buy, the equipment you’ll need, essential methods for preparing it and sauces for dressing it up. Before You Start Buy the largest spatula you can find, one that can lift […]

Lemon Roasted Potatoes with Kalamata Olives

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

PREP TIME: 20 minutesCOOK TIME: 1 hourSERVES: 4 as a side  Ingredients 5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into thick wedges 1/2 cup water (plus more, if needed) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 minced garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 lemon, juiced and zested 1/2 cup kalamata olives (about 25–30), pitted 1/2 cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional) Directions […]

Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing

Crunchy Cabbage Salad

PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutesSERVES: 4 Ingredients 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small garlic clove, grated 2 tablespoons miso paste 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons water 3 cups finely shredded cabbage (about ¾ pound cabbage) 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, toasted Directions In a small bowl, whisk […]

Buried Tea Leaves in Your Garden Can do These Amazing Things!

You’ll never throw out your used tea bags again! Do you have a green thumb and do you like to spend your afternoons working in the garden? Then this is the perfect tip for you. We usually throw out our used tea bags immediately after making tea. That’s a huge waste, though, because there are […]