Dairy Free Gluten Free Cod Brandade


I knew I could never eat cod brandade. For one, the salt cod was unsustainable. I come from Newfoundland, a Canadian province that knows all about the overfished cod. So I would never buy the giant sheets of the salted stuff from Portuguese markets in Toronto. I also knew … [Read more...]

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes and Potatoes


Jerusalem artichokes are sweet. You wouldn't think so by looking at the gnarly roots. And you may not think so unless you have another vegetable to which to compare them. So I roasted a handful of Jerusalem artichokes (all I could bear to peel at one time...) and a couple of … [Read more...]

Variations on the Great Wall: Pickled Sweet Summer Turnip Threads with Szechuan Peppercorns


This is not a picture of all the pickled sweet summer turnips I made with this recipe. The other 10 jars are in the dining room... Last year I made fermented radish threads using one giant daikon radish and a recipe from "Beyond the Great Wall", a beautiful book about Chinese … [Read more...]