Rustic Roasted Tomato Sauce

I recently went back to horseback riding, after an absence of several months. I remembered an important lesson of horseback riding: keep it simple and don’t work too hard. Horses are smart dumb animals. Smart enough to have an opinion on what they are asked to do, dumb enough to do it even if they…

How To: Perfect Roasted Beets

Working in a commercial kitchen, one gets used to witnessing atrocities performed against vegetables. It’s a combination of carelessness, always being short on time with too much to do, lack of respect for the product, or simply not knowing any better. It never gets any easier to watch asparagus or green beans get blanched into gray…