A brief version of this recipe appears in Autumn Salad with Roasted Squash, but this vegetable is so delicious I figured it was worth calling out separately. Purchase a medium or large butternut squash. Set the oven to 400-425°. Set out a large baking tray or roasting pan, optionally lined with a piece of baking parchment.
This is best prepared in a stovetop popcorn popper; if you don’t have one, you can use a light saucepot with a snug lid and a handle that allows you to shake it vigorously while heating. Ingredients: • 1/4 cup vegetable oil • 1/4 cup popcorn • Scant 1/4 cup sugar (3-4 oz) • 1
A traditional cozy warm drink for winter. Ingredients: A bottle of red wine — to your taste, but not expensive — or replace this with a quart of traditional apple cider, or home-brewed hard cider. An orange. A handful of fresh cranberries, blackberries, or similar if available (optional garnish). Mulling spices: you can use an off-the-shelf
[I rarely serve mushrooms on their own, but this preparation is worth making an exception for. — Matthew] Start with at least a pound of mushrooms, remembering that they will shrink substantially when cooked. Any common type of fresh mushroom can be used; most recently I used a mix of cremini, portobello, and shiitakes. Cut
Roasting is an easy way to prepare any of the stalky brassica varieties, including broccoli, cauliflower, broccoflower, broccolini, and so forth. Preheat an oven to 400° or so. Prepare a baking sheet or shallow metal roasting pan. (Optionally lining it with foil or parchment simplifies cleanup.) Cut the brassicas into florets. (Broccolini stalks are so
Step by step: heat pan, then turn it down to low-med. put butter in pan. add sandwich, rub it around in the melty butter. cover. wait 1 minute. check inside for melt, bottom for color. 30 more seconds if needed. remove sandwich, add butter, flip sandwich back into pan, rub around in melty butter. cover.
In quantities suitable for the amount of sauce you need: 2 parts mayonnaise 1 part ketchup lemon juice salt to your taste, you may also include (maybe not all at once, tho?): grated onion finely chopped scallion Worcestershire sauce Tabasco (or other hot sauce, to your taste) black pepper crushed red pepper a pinch of
Simmer 1/2 cup barley in 2 cups of almond milk. Use the lowest possible heat; almond milk boils over if you look at it sideways. In about 45 minutes, the grains will have absorbed all the almond milk. Options: add a couple of eggs to the hot pot, spoon hot barley on top, put the
Shred carrots. Slice onions across, then chop the rings so they break apart into lengths. Stuff into Mason jar. In a small saucepot, simmer together 2 cups vinegar (apple cider, white, distilled, red… balsamic is a step too far and I do not recommend), 1 cup (? maybe less?) sugar, spices (pickling or some combination
Ingredients: Potatoes, onion, butter, cream, flour, Parmesan, pepper, salt. Options: ham, garlic. Method: Cast-iron skillet; medium hot (350ºF) oven for over an hour. Pre-heat oven (and pan, while you are collecting your ingredients). Butter bottom of skillet. Slice onion, cover bottom. Slice potatoes (mandoline if you have one), layer. Sprinkle with flour, parmesan, salt, pepper,