Striped bass with braised leeks

I know, I know.  You don’t cook fish with cheese.  But I was braising leeks, and I didn’t have cream and I didn’t want to go to the grocery store.  I did have goat cheese, so I gave it a whirl.  And it was spectacular. Trust me on this one.  Grilled Striped Bass with Braised […]

Arugula salad with orange vinaigrette

I don’t often post recipes. In part, this is because I believe there are already too many recipes in the world that need good homes. And, in part, it is because I am a slapdash cook who never measures anything. And, in one more part, it is because I am not a particularly imaginative cook. […]

Tuna burgers

This was our last fresh tuna meal.  What’s left (and there are several pounds) is now frozen.  We liked these burgers a lot.  They had just enough added flavors to be flavorful, but to still taste like tuna.  They cook faster than you think possible — just a minute and a half per side.  If […]

Pickled cucumber salad

The recipe is from my friend Claire, and this is a very minor variation on her crunchy and refreshing summer salad. Pickled Cucumber Salad 3 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin 1 small sweet onion, chopped fine 1 T. salt 1 t. celery seed 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. white vinegar Mix the cucumber and […]

Couscous with grilled vegetables

The vegetables weren’t ours — too early in the season — but the herbs were.  It made for a lovely hot-day dinner. Couscous with Grilled Vegetables (serves 4-6) a bunch of grilled vegetables ( I used 3 red bell peppers, 1 eggplant, 3 ears corn, 1 large onion) 4 oz. feta ½ c. chopped olives […]