Butternut squash and leek latkes


2 3/4 cups butternut squash – peeled, seeded and coarsely grated 1 medium leek – halved, thoroughly washed and cut crosswise in 1/4″ slices (1 1/4 cups) 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon sea salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 extra large eggs – lightly beaten olive oil for the pan 1/3 cup… Read more »

Lamb and Eggplant Casserole


1 medium eggplant 2 cups ground lamb (1 lb) 1/2 cup onion, chopped 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp dried oregano 1 cup chopped tomatoes Preheat oven to 350 F. Trim eggplant and finely chop. In a large bowl, combine eggplant, lamb, onions, parsley, salt, paprika, oregano and… Read more »


Cabbage with Carraway Seeds


3 cups thinly sliced cabbage 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted lightly 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 scallion, chopped fine coarse salt to taste fresh lemon juice to taste In a large saucepan of boiling salted water cook the cabbage for 3 minutes, or until it is just tender, drain it well, and in a… Read more »


Chilled Cucumber Soup


3 medium cucumbers, peeled (can be made with skins on!) 1 cup yogurt 2 Tbsp lemon juice 3 scallions or garlic tops, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp fresh minced dill 1/2 cup cold water Slice 2 cucumbers and puree them in a blender with yogurt and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl… Read more »

Crop Squash Summer

Quick Pickled Zucchini


3 medium zucchini (1 pound / 16 oz / 450 g), thinly sliced 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced 3 shallots, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons fine grain sea salt 1/4 cup (small handful) fresh dill sprigs 1 small fresh red chile pepper, very thinly sliced 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 3/4 cup / 180… Read more »