• Housemade

    Bread Salads with Grilled Sweet Peppers

    When the weather gets warm, I just love cooking on the grill. There’s nothing that says “summer” more than grill marks: on vegetables, on burgers, on bread. This list goes on and on. Grilling is a great way to cook when it’s too hot to turn on the oven, and these salads are a great way to use up stale bread. For these bread salads, I combine crusty toasted bread cubes, grilled peppers, fresh plum tomatoes, olives, chopped fresh cilantro, and a citrus vinaigrette. I opted to use oil-cured olives because they have such a depth of flavor, but you…

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    Nudli: Pork & Kefir Dumplings

    This dish (from Mamushka) is the ultimate, ultimate comfort food. I didn’t have pork ribs, so I used on-the-bone thick-cut porkchops instead. The pork is cooked with onion, potatoes, apple juice, and bay until it’s falling apart. Then, the stew…