Refreshing Carrot Salad

This is the perfect salad to make when you need a refreshing side dish but have a very sparse pantry. I was making crêpes complète (buckwheat crêpes filled with ham, gruyère, and a runny egg) and knew I would need a bright side salad, something with lemon, to cut through the richness. But I had no salad greens, and the only supermarkets within walking distance of my new home are grossly expensive. I always keep a package of carrots in … Continue reading

Mint-Infused Water

When I lived in Paris, there was this wonderful Indian restaurant down the street that always put long sprigs of mint inside their carafes d’eau. I loved it because the subtle minty flavor was a nice palate cleanser between bites of their spicy curries. I started growing mint in my Aerogarden, and it’s really taking off. I have a few other plans for the mint, but this water infusion is definitely the easiest. Just fill up a water jug, clip … Continue reading

Rosemary Flatbread Crackers

It’s time we had an appetizer around here. Something that would go perfectly with a side of the best hummus or a simple bowl of salty olives. I’m a big snacker, and this flatbread hits the spot. But be warned- it’s delicious and filling, so if you’re not careful, it will turn into your whole meal! I ate it for breakfast and then had to banish over to the crab feast. Preheat your oven to 450ºF. Then, mix together 1 3/4 … Continue reading