Baked Gnocchi with Mozzarella, Spinach and Cherry Tomato

It’s a problem. I see a package of gnocchi in a store, and I must buy it. My hand reaches for it and it’s in my shopping basket before I even know what’s happening. I immediately envision a dinner that is everything a weeknight meal should be: easy, delicious, filling, and at least moderately healthy. …

Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber & Chickpea & Salad

Last summer, a friend brought an amazing cucumber, chickpea and heirloom tomato salad to a barbecue picnic. I asked for the recipe and she said she never really follows one – she just throws together a few simple ingredients and it makes for this incredible combination. I’ve made it a few times since then and…

Modifying Recipes to Cook with the Seasons

Summer in Pennsylvania, for me, means swimming in my parents’ pond. Or at least hanging out on the dock with the adults and drinking iced tea while the kids swim. A few of my friends’ and relatives’ kids have waded into the pond sporting inflatable “swimmies” on their arms. Remember those things? The way they…

Leek Soup With Potato and Tomato

This recipe is a Wolff’s favorite! Tip: Freeze leftover soup for an easy weeknight meal later on. Print Leek Soup With Potato and Tomato Author: Wolff’s Recipe type: Soup   Ingredients 3 leeks (bulbs only—the white part) 6 plum (“Roma”) tomatoes (chopped) 4 medium potatoes (diced) 7 cups vegetable broth  2 tbsp. butter 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. dried tarragon ¼ tsp….

Sauteed Broccoli and Tomato With Bacon and Parmesan

Combine these simple ingredients for an easy, delightful winter meal or side! Print Sauteed Broccoli & Tomato With Bacon & Parmesan Author: Wolff’s   Ingredients 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 4 slices of bacon, cut into 1 in pieces 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese ½ tsp salt   ¼…

KITCHEN COPY: HEAVENLY HEIRLOOMS

Some heirloom tomato varieties hardly resemble tomatoes at all. That’s what one might think, anyway. The truth is that only in the last hundred years did tomatoes become so uniformly round, and red, and (Let’s admit it!) often flavorless. That’s all changed, of course. Americans have rediscovered (thanks to hard-working small farmers) how to embrace seasonality, and a desire to experience the…

15 Easy In-Season Recipes for Labor Day

How wonderful are Labor Day vacations?  They snag the last bits of summer, salvaging time with family and friends before the rush of fall schedules pulls us in different directions.  They celebrate cooler weather and golden sunlit evenings.  They offer rest. When I was growing up, Labor Day was our favorite family vacation time.  We…