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Quick Pickled Banana Peppers, refrigerator gold

There’s something magical about the way a well placed splash of acidity can brighten up a whole dish. And these pickled banana peppers are a great vehicle for taking so many meals from fine to OMG so good! Banana peppers get their name from their resemblance to bananas. They’re long and yellow and sometimes curve …

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Ramen Eggs, jammy soy-sauce marinated treats

These days, I’m all for simple when it comes to cooking. But I still like food with big flavors, that doesn’t feel like it all came out of a boxed mix. And it’s tough to beat these ramen eggs (ajitsuke tamago) for matching their ease with their great flavor. They’re just boiled eggs that get …

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Chile-Lime Squash and Chickpea Salad

Fall has always been my favorite season. Lately, I’ve been focusing on the particular pleasures of the autumnal shift. The apples and the sweaters and the foliage and pictures of my friends’ with their baby on her first visit to a pumpkin patch. Stuff that makes me feel good. Like new socks. My dog’s tentative …

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Lemon Elderflower Popsicles with Edible Flowers

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than sitting outside on the deck with your husband and your dog with a refreshing popsicle in your hand and a sticky drip running down your arm. Like watermelon, I think popsicles are meant to be eaten outdoors in the open air on a hot and sunny summer day. These lemon …

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