Monday, December 14, 2009

12 Days of Cookbooks: Dinner at Your Door

The recipes are designed to feed 12 as part of a rotating food co-op among neighbors and friends, but I've successfully scaled back some of the recipes. The recipes are arranged seasonally, which I always appreciate, and both entrees, and sides are represented, including a nice selection of vegetarian recipes.

Among my favorites (as well as my personal chef clients) are the Salmon with Fresh Strawberry Relish, which was phenomenal during the brief local strawberry season, the Spinach, Lavender, and Goat Cheese Strata, and the Swiss Chard Spanokopita with Feta. (recipes were included with permission of the authors, Alex Davis and Diana Ellis).

I want to try nearly every recipe in the book. So I think it's time to test out a few of the winter recipes very soon.

They also outline specifics for starting and maintaining a meal co-op, which is a great concept. You cook only a few nights a week, but enjoy home cooked meals every night. But even if you are just cooking for your own family, scale back, or enjoy the leftovers.

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