recipes

Where do little shallots come from?

"Are those onions...or...shallots?" The 50-something grocery store clerk examined the small vegetable carefully. "Shallots," I said. "Same family as onions, they say." In fact, shallots are a type of onion, according to Wikipedia. This interchange in our local grocery made me think immediately of a story on NPR or the Food Channel some years ago… Continue reading Where do little shallots come from?

recipes, sides, vegetables

Brussels sprouts are the new green beans

For holiday feasts, that is. I have nothing, exactly, against the standard green bean, mushroom soup, onion things casserole. But unless you make it from scratch, it just doesn't compare, for flavor with this easy and candy-esque treatment for b'sprouts. One of the secrets, of course, is bacon. The other is to cook the heck… Continue reading Brussels sprouts are the new green beans