Recipes, gift ideas, restaurant reviews and food news from around the Delaware Valley.

Ginger-Garlic-Sesame Bok Choy

This recipe is so simple and so delicious. I bought two bunches of bok choy at the farmers market last week, and this ended up being the perfect way to prepare it.

Erica Pais’ Cardamom Blondies

Local pastry chef and baking instructor Erica Pais credits her mother with forecasting her destiny as a pastry professional.

Chimichurri Flank Steak

I recently bought a jar of Jezabel’s  Chimichurri Sauce at the Sisterly Love Food Fair Chimichurri is a traditional Argentine condiment made from...

Chilaquiles: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner

Chilaquiles are a typical Mexican dish that, like many traditional dishes, have a conflicting history. Some sources say chilaquiles date back to the Aztecs and...

String Bean Onion Vinaigrette

This dish came together as a last-minute addition to a dinner that was looking rather thin and in need of another side. The larder...

Polo with Bread Tah Dig

Polo (pronounced po-LOH) is a traditional Persian rice dish that has a lot going for it — it presents beautifully at the table, it...

Boilo: Pennsylvania Coal Country’s Winter Warming Wassail

We’ve talked before about the pivot to serving warm beverages for outdoor winter gatherings as a way to socialize safely through the pandemic: Recently,...

Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

These cookies are wonderfully simple, but also rather sophisticated. The more-than-normal quantity of vanilla they contain delivers a fantastically rich flavor and an unexpectedly...

Bang-for-your-buck Black Beans

This dish was an add-on to a Mexican-style short rib dinner we had recently. We were about 30 minutes from serving and my husband...

‘Clean Out the Larder’ Soup

This time of year we tend to crave hearty, warming dishes. For many, that means meaty stews, roasts and casseroles. But health (and waistlines) dictate...