Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecan-Orange Topping

I’m in a sweet spot. New job that I love, new home in a neighborhood so mood-congruent with who I have always been, and finally two days off in a row. To the kitchen!     Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecan-Orange Topping Adapted from Penzeys 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch […]

Tartine Potato Focaccia

The Roots are not only one of my favorite bands, they are the class of my favorite vegetables. Roots and Tubers (which would be the name of my chickens’ band if only I would let them into a recording studio) are the very last thing the Earth yields before turning to stone for a few […]

Potato Soup

My mother recently acquired a plant from a hippie gardening cult in Portland, Oregon—these are my roots, people, proud of em—and she named it after me: “Rachie.” Why? I have no idea.   Then she said it looked like a Lord of the Rings plant, cunning and mischievous “like it might organize all the other […]