Welcome to “Taste Matters” where I dish up some tasty tidbits, a kitchen tip or two, my current cookbook crush, some menu ideas to get you through your week, a weekend entertaining menu and recipe roundups for even more meal ideas!
Margo said: “We had these for dinner tonight. Delicious! Added a salad with the last of our heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers. Perfect! “
CASUAL FALL-INSPIRED PASTA DINNER
Meal planning is complicated at any time of year. With the holidays coming up, it gets even more complicated. Check out:
As I mentioned last week, I’ve started a new feature here called “Waste Not” where I’ll provide you with some interesting and fun ideas to eliminate food waste. This lovely cookbook, Cooking with Scraps just came out this week. Lindsay-Jean Hard writes the Cooking with Scraps column for Food52.com.
Page through this cookbook and you’ll be amazed at all the things you’ve thrown out or composted that are edible! Carrot Top Pesto Tartlets anyone? Or how about Dill Pickle Brine Potato Salad? Kale Stem Hummus? In 85 inspired recipes, Lindsay-Jean shows how delicious and surprising the all-too-often discarded parts of our food system can be.