bacon tacos with spring greens and caramelized onions

I started up my CSA for vegetables a few weeks ago, and have been veritably drowning in spring greens since. Before my first CSA, I had not heard the term “Asian greens,” and now I can recite to you the names and general descriptions of several types of Asian greens. From the familiar bok choy to mizuna to several varieties of Chinese cabbage, I’ve seen it all. Continue reading

turnip and greens farro salad + creamy winter squash

Yeah, yeah, you were probably expecting cookies. But no worries, cookies are on the way. But first, vegetables.

I spent the last few days in Miami, there ostensibly to watch my brother graduate from college. It rained quite a bit but I got a few hours of sun in each day and even when it's cloudy the beach is a pretty damn nice place to be. The trip also meant eating out for four days straight, the highlight certainly being Michael's Genuine. It's kind of remarkable to be able to enjoy heirloom tomatoes in season in December, and their roasted version with pesto and goat cheese made it more so. However, despite the deliciousness I enjoyed, I was ready for some lighter fare by the time I flew back into Chicago. These recipes caught my eye while I was perusing my December cooking magazines, looking, of course, for cookie recipes.

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