Oyster Mushrooms with Orzo

It seems like a funny time of year to be harvesting mushrooms, but I suppose as long as conditions are right, those little fungi are going to bloom! I’ve never been really confident on picking mushrooms, but there are a few that I know well, that are safe to eat. Oyster Mushrooms, Puff Balls, and…

Moroccan Salad with Quinoa

We used to have a flat-weave picnic basket.  It was lined in green tartan, and had a place for everything that a family might need for a great lunch.  Today we tend to pack lunches into coolers or backpacks, with lots of ice or freezer paks.  Somehow our unchilled lunches of yesteryear never made us…

Roasted Cauliflower with Farfalle

Cauliflower has never held much charm for me.  A little lack lustre, usually served with some overpowering sauce of some sort.  I do like it in Indian dishes, where it seems to have more strength, more depth.  Then I tried roasting it.  Wow. I love roasted cauliflower!  Who knew that that’s all it needed?  Here I…