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Monthly Archives: February 1998

Lentil stew with chard & carrots

This stew usually tastes better the next day. I haven’t figured out a good substitute for fresh basil leaves, i.e., when they’re out of season. You could try dried basil, using about a third the amount called for. Try fresh parsley or fresh sage or fresh rosemary, or mix thereof.

Vegetable Stock

To be used in soups as well as a broth added to grain dishes and whatnot. You’ll definitely need to add salt when using it later, since none is added here. Make sure all of the vegetables have been cleaned of dirt.

Tom Kha Gai: Thai chicken coconut soup

My version of the popular Thai chicken coconut soup. You can substitute shrimp or chunks of fish for the chicken.

Hot Artichoke Dip

This recipe is from Robyn Carillo, who got it from a former coworker of hers. Best served with fresh bread, like a baguette, or crackers.

Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

This is based on a recipe from Diane Irvine, a coworker of my father’s. This produces batter for 2 pans (9 x 5 x 3 inches each); feel free to use another dish of equivalent volume.