Quick Rhubarb Ginger Cheesecake Parfaits

Makes 6 servings Equipment Medium-sized mixing bowl Electric beaters Measuring spoons Fork 6 dessert dishes, cups, or small glass jars (125 ml work great) microwave-safe dish, or small pot, for melting butter Cutting board & knife   Fruit Topping Make a batch of Rhubarb Ginger Compote Crust ¾ cup Graham cracker crumbs 2 Tbs. Melted butter…

Rhubarb ginger compote

makes about 3/4 cup EQUIPMENT medium saucepan wooden spoon measuring cup, measuring spoons knife, cutting board INGREDIENTS 1 Tbs butter about ½ inch fresh ginger root, finely chopped 3 Tbs brown sugar 2 cups rhubarb, cut in ½ inch pieces INSTRUCTIONS Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir in the…

Pasta Primavera

This recipe looks kind of long, but it’s not complicated.  It just has a lot of steps because each vegetable has to be lightly cooked on its own, then they all get added to the pasta and sauce.  That way they keep their firmness instead of getting overcooked and soggy.  Vibrant vegetables, and the basil,…

Fruit Parchment Packets

The French call this method “en papillote”.  We like it because every cook gets to choose her own ingredients. Makes 1 serving, multiply as needed Kitchen equipment • Baking sheet • Cutting board, cutting knife • Small & medium bowls for ingredients • Measuring spoons, measuring cup • Parchment paper • Metal spatula • Metal…

Taco Bar

To set up a taco bar where everybody can construct their own tacos, just the way they like them: Choose two or three fillings.  We made the beef filling from our Taco Salad recipe, in 2 versions: ground beef and veggie ground round; and a spicy baked fish. Choose some tacos.  We used cornmeal and…

Quick-Pickled Red Onions

Makes about 2 cups We like these as a taco topping. Equipment Kettle for boiling water Knife and cutting board Sieve or colander Clean jar or container (not metal or plastic) Ingredients 1 medium red onion, about 5 ounces 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider…

Spicy baked fish for tacos

  Kitchen equipment Large baking sheet parchment paper measuring spoons pastry brush small bowl fork Ingredients 4 to 6 fish fillets (we used cod & salmon, because they were on sale, but other types would also work well: haddock, halibut, tilapia, etc.) about 1 Tbs high-heat oil, like avocado or grapeseed 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2…