Posts Tagged ‘ something new ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Sometimes, I’m really on top of things with this blog. Other times, the meal is over and I realize that I’ve forgotten to take pictures of the very thing I’m blogging about. Guess which was the case for today’s post? I found this excellent recipe for minty sugar snap peas over on Salt & Fat, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Sunchokes

When I started this “Try Something New” effort, many people suggested foods for me to try. Sunchokes — also known as Jerusalem artichokes — were recommended by Jim of Muddy Dog Coffee. I had to admit that I was skeptical. These are weird looking little things, looking like the love child of a ginger root […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Acorn Squash

As a kid, I never ate squash. My mother relied heavily on bags of frozen vegetables, and fresh squash just wasn’t on the menu. Imagine the surprise of my adult self when I discovered that I actually liked it. Acorn squash is plentiful, cheap and tasty. There are two primary cooking methods: baking and microwaving. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: The Freezer

No, this week’s entry isn’t a new food. It’s a new approach to food. What’s in your freezer? No, seriously: what’s in your freezer? My freezer is always absurdly full, and yet I can tell you honestly that I haven’t the faintest idea as to what’s actually in there. I decided to dig in, see […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Spaghetti Squash

I’ve tried spaghetti squash before, and really, it’s a very likable veggie. How can you go wrong with anything that can be served like a pasta? For me, once a food meets tomato or parmesan, it achieves hallowed status. The problem is that I haven’t been able to convince the Tiny Kitchen Assistant that this […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Another Shot at Fennel

I wouldn’t have guessed from my last post about fennel, but it turns out that I like it just fine, as long as it’s raw. I saw several online references to fennel and celery as two flavors that worked well together, including this recipeĀ from Mark Bittman. I’m not a huge fan of either, so combining […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Papaya

It was the prevalence and cheapness of papayas in Hawaii, combined with a reading of In Defense of Food, that got me thinking about trying new produce. Sure, I’ve eaten my share of papaya over the years, but I couldn’t ever recall having purchased or prepared one. It’s a fruit, so it didn’t require any […] Read More