Cooking With Urfa Biber

I use lots of different peppers in my cooking, but if I had to choose just one, I would select Urfa biber each and every time. Like so many of the chillies loved around the world, Urfa biber, also called isot pepper, is made from a cultivar of capsicum annuum, the same species which gives…

Pandemic Pantry: Cauliflower Egg Bake

If you run out of flour, or just don’t have the time to make a pie crust, this recipe can help. Tasty as breakfast or lunch, this vegetable egg bake is toasty and warm. I focused on cauliflower in this version of the recipe, but you could also use mushrooms, onions and peppers, or thin-cut…

Four-Bean Chili

To me, chili is the ultimate comfort food. Rich and warm, spicy and flavorful, and just waiting to merge with oodles of melty cheese, a bowl of hot chili on a cold autumn day is just one of my favorite things. Chili is wonderfully versatile. It’s great for using up bits of old ingredients, and…

Pandemic Pantry: Spiced Beet Soup

Spiced beets can be a delicious autumn centerpiece in any form, and soup is no exception. Following the pandemic tradition, this recipe emerged as an end-of-the-week experiment in cobbling together some leftover ingredients: beets, a few pantry staples, and some of my favorite spices. Ingredients: 200 grams chopped yellow onions 200 grams chopped potatoes 200…