December 2018 Recipe of the Month

Roasted Chicken and Veggie Dinner with Gravy Classic comfort food at its finest. Since this is a put it in the oven and forget about it for an hour meal that then needs a couple of minutes attention to make the gravy at the end, it is a favorite carpool-night dinner for me. I can…

November 2018 Recipe of the Month

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping This sweet, salty, fluffy and crunchy casserole has had a starring role on our Thanksgiving table ever since Chef Pat created it a decade and half ago. Most people who taste it request the recipe. A few of our Local Thyme readers have left remarks along the line of…

October 2018 Recipe of the Month

Taco Pie with Spaghetti Squash Crust I have finally hit on a recipe using squash that my kids love! They both have a super sense that can sniff it out anywhere I try to sneak it in — so this time I didn’t even pretend. I straight up told them it was in there, and…

September 2018 Recipe of the Month

Black Beans with Vegetables and Yellow Rice When I lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, one of my favorite dives was “La Caridad” on Broadway at 78th, which described itself as a “Chino-Latino” restaurant. But this was no fusion. The staff was all ethnically Chinese men who had immigrated to the US from…

August 2018 Recipe of the Month

Golden Gazpacho One hot night, I decided to make a cold soup using cucumbers and corn. Then I realized that I also had some ripe yellow heirloom and cherry tomatoes, and Golden Gazpacho was born! Sweet, a definite corn note lingering after the more traditional gazpacho flavors. This was a refreshing element of a meal…

July 2018 Recipe of the Month

Aloo Gobi A high school friend cooked this for me some 30-odd years ago as an introduction to her family’s culture and food. I had never tasted anything like it before, and I still remember the very specific smells and sensations of that night. The chili pepper was a shock to my uninitiated palette, but…

June 2018 Recipe of the Month

Longevity Soup with Mustard Greens, Shiitakes, Snap Peas, and Tofu or Shrimp The Longevity Kitchen cookbook shares the flavors, habits, and diet of people in Japan, who are renowned for their longevity, with Japanese women having the longest life expectancy of 86 years. In this tasty soup, the authors, Katz and Edelman, add an unusual…

May 2018 Recipe of the Month

Roasted Trout with Asparagus and Radish This delicious balsamic honey glazed meal highlights the flavor of the radishes — so sweet and mellow this time of year, and it is a whole new way to love asparagus. If you can’t find trout fillets at the market, substitute salmon or other thin filleted fish, or try…

April 2018 Recipe of the Month

April 2018 Recipe of the Month Spicy Beef and Winter Squash Chili We think it is high time to make a pot of chili! We’ve added a little cinnamon and unsweetened chocolate to “mole-nize” this, and we hope you enjoy it this way–it gives the chili a richer, warm note. I highly recommend you freeze…

March 2018 Recipe of the Month

March 2018 Recipe of the Month Colcannon A traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage stirred in, my dad introduced me to this long ago, and I count it among my favorite comfort foods. The addition of bay leaf and carrot to the warm milk adds a subtly sweet and savory undertone to…