Author Archives: Andrea Tursini

Eggplant and Tomato Rice Gratin

There’s a narrow window at the end of summer when I still have a counter full of eggplants and tomatoes but the weather is cool enough to consider turning the oven to 400 degrees. This weekend was right in the … Continue reading

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Summer Rice Noodle Salad

One of my favorite summer meals is the Rice Noodle Salad from Lynne Rossetto Kasper. It requires little stove time, can be made with any number of veggies either raw or cooked, and tastes very fresh and cooling, especially on … Continue reading

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Spring Salad with Meyer Lemon Cream Dressing

The thrill of cutting real heads of lettuce from our hoop house in April cannot be overstated. Head lettuce in these parts is a phenomenon of early June if we’re lucky. So when trials staff started bringing in compact, beautiful, … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion and Artichoke Tart

At this time of year when fresh, local produce is lean, I am increasingly grateful for the bushel baskets of onions and shallots we have squirreled away in our basement. As each gardening season passes, my husband and I have … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Cheddar Bread Pudding

In my childhood home, our holidays were vegetarian affairs, much to the shock of my Ohio suburban friends. Even now after embracing an omnivorous life, the turkey centerpiece of the traditional holiday meal isn’t what I look forward to most … Continue reading

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