Category: Night Kitchen Gardens

5 Spice French Toast

5 Spice is a traditional spice blend originating in the Canton province of China.  Originally a traditional medicine, it is a key ingredient in a number of savory dishes including the base for Hoisin.  We love using the spice with

Curried Chicken and Mushrooms

This is one of our go to recipes – just a few ingredients and a quick way to make an incredibly deep and rich flavored meal.  It brings together two of my favorite foods, chicken and oyster mushrooms.  Vindaloo curry is a spice

Saffron Fish Stew

Saffron is one of the world’s oldest spices and one of the most expensive.  Its name is derived from an Arab word which translates as yellow and it was used as a dye beginning with the Sumerians dating back to

Tortilla Española

One of the easiest and one of my favorite tapas dishes is a Tortilla Española or a tortilla patatas.  At its heart, it is a simple combination of potato, onion, and eggs.  Typically it is served at room temperature as a bar

Green Sauce #1

I’ve always been fascinated by using ‘unusual’ parts of vegetables.  We throw away, or compost, incredibly edible greens routinely and there is a lot of nutrition and flavor available.  This recipe started as an idea to use up some incredible

Mushroom Farro Chili

Truth in advertising – my wife takes issue with calling this a chili but I’m sticking with vegetarian chili anyway.   I’ve been kicking around this idea for quite a while, the combination of mushrooms and farro (or pearled barley) is

Chicken Mole Pronto

I grew up with a good dose of traditional Mexican food mixed into our midwestern diet.  The connecting link was through my dad’s side of the family who had a restaurant in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico along with a dentist office in Mexico

Vindaloo and Avocado

This recipe is derived from “Super Natural Every Day”, by Heidi Swanson.  It is definitely a keeper of a cookbook and this take on guacamole is definitely a keeper. Ingredients: 2 ripe avacados 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 2 cloves

Butternut Squash Soup

Fun little soup tonight – butternut squash soup with crispy shallots. Local butternut squash from Provident Farms, Blades Farms Honey Crisp Apples, and Night Kitchen Coffee Vindaloo curry. Topped off with some crispy thyme flavored shallots. Recipe is really straightforward and more

New Silk Road Meatballs

It’s Second Saturday here in Cambridge and we needed some snacks to go along with the art, coffee, and general revelry of downtown.  I’ve done New Silk Road meatballs before (both pork and lamb) but tonight’s take may be my favorite.