I have met some of the nicest folks because of writing this blog. One such person is Spenmax. I first ran across her writing when I was looking for bento box ideas for Cherub. She posts regularly about the authentic Japanese lunches that she carefully and lovingly packs for her little ones. I have found… Read More Variation on Dashi | Egg Drop Soup or Tamago Toji
We do a lot of Asian cooking here in Persephone’s Kitchen. I’ve said before that I regularly whip up some version of a stir-fry noodle dish once a week. I love them because they’re so fast and so delicious. But I think I found a new secret weapon to really improving the flavor of my… Read More Two Minute Solution to Elevating Your Game | Dashi
Every winter kitchen needs a good, sturdy soup. This zuppa, made with lacinato kale, pancetta and fennel, is amazingly versatile. The leftovers even result in perfect little hors d’oeuvres. Who knew? While this recipe contains the classic French base (i.e., carrot, onion, celery), the ingredients are cooked slightly differently than most other soups I make… Read More Winter Kitchen | Zuppa di Cavoli
I get it: the snow is falling, the wind is blowing, the streets are slippery. You can’t be bothered to leave the warmth of hearth and home. Well, here’s a dish that’s the perfect replacement for a phone call to the takeaway. It’s bursting with the beautiful, aromatic, authentic Thai flavors that will transform your… Read More Persephone’s Takeaway | Monkfish Tom Yum
How do you make this soup? Well, first you take a leek… What can I say? It’s a favorite around here. Let me know if you want the recipe for this week’s lunch.
Some of the most available (and storable) vegetables for the winter season are the root vegetables. They’re versatile and relatively easy to find grown locally. They’re really good for you and they’re really tasty. Which brings me to the lowly, oft maligned turnip. I think it’s kind of sad. (Voice cracking just a little bit.) It’s… Read More Root Vegetable 101 | Turnip Soup
Shhh, come here. I almost don’t want to tell you about this. The food was delicious and the shop was so lovely and quiet, almost like a secret. If you find out and tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and they tell two friends, well, you get the point. But I think Tuula would… Read More A European Lunch: Tuula’s