Small, Good Things: Beans and Greens

Small, Good Things: Beans and Greens

By Joe Dizney My friend Jane reminded me of this curiosity when she called asking for the recipe of “that funny dish you brought to Christmas a couple of years ago: Mud and Grass.” Not a very appetizing name, but a simple side dish I got seriously addicted to while living in Chicago a couple […]

Food Emergency: Charred Chard

Food Emergency: Charred Chard

By Joe Dizney CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) is a very good thing — for the farmer and the consumer, but where the farmer’s job—as tough as it depending on the elements—finishes with the harvest, the challenges faced by the home cook and CSA shareholder vary wildly from week to week. (Kale AGAIN, and just what […]

Local Color: Summertime Blues

Local Color: Summertime Blues

By Joe Dizney The early days of July 2010 in the Highlands have run the gamut from amazingly cool to blisteringly hot. In the garden, the pinks and whites of spring roses and peonies have given way to the cool purples of early-summer lavender, hydrangeas and butterfly bush. And even the deep reds of the […]