Greek Lamb Meatballs, with tomato, feta cheese, and mint

The recipes on our blog are usually curated with a theme in mind, from a love of a particular cuisine, a favorite cookbook, a chef, or a particular ingredient of interest. In this instance it started with a visit to a local country show, Countryfile Live 2017, and the meeting of like-minded food entrepreneurs.  Continue reading

Slow Cooker Za’atar chicken

Za’atar

Last week’s recipe found us admiring the colorful spices in a Moroccan souk. This week’s is driven by my love of Middle Eastern food, fueled locally by an international grocery store at the end of a strip mall on the north side of Chicago. Continue reading

Fennel & Chickpea Soup with Saffron

As my family already knows, I am definitely not a short order cook. I will happily plan make eggs on toast or a quick pasta pesto for dinner, but whatever it is we all sit down to eat the same meal.

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Eggplant Parmesan

In Claudia Roden’s The Good Food Of Italy: region by region, the eggplant is heralded asp1010276 “the most important vegetable” in Calabria, the region of Italy known as the toe. Continue reading