Last week I officially found myself at the place any self-respecting food blogger should not be, and that is after three and a half years going a whole week without posting. By now we’ve experienced a couple of early frost days, some heavy rains, and, most of all, some of fall’s beautifully clear, picture perfect, […]
A long and bountiful summer garden it has been. Plucking off the last of the producing plants fruit and vegetable stems before yanking out the assorted roots and shaking off the clumps mixed between flying specks of rich, dark soil has a certain finality to it, one too, not without a bit of sadness. Still, […]
Planting vegetables in the backyard garden sometimes seems similar to setting up a new recipe, you decide on your ingredients, then later on, change it up a bit, a little extra of this, a little extra of that, or perhaps, even a little less. Which then brings me to Rainbow Chard, and that in next […]
Pressed for time, having been away over the weekend, I was rapidly removing some of the final ingredients from the rickety metal cart and tossing them onto the moving belt up to the register at the Korean Market when she called. What? Already at my house? But we said 10:30, it was merely ten till […]
Doop de doop de doo. It was the sort of made up chime she would sing out loud to herself while busily cooking in the small kitchen, who’s broad window spanned the width of the maple table, facing the large dogwood tree in the front yard. Uncle Mike had planted it.
Little garden zucchini, medium garden zucchini, large garden zucchini, giant size garden zucchini. I would have skipped mentioning the large size zucchini since once this fuzzy green, itchy leafed plant really begins producing, it seems as if its offshoot goes from medium to over- sized in a mere day, but then, that would have altered […]
A few slices of lightly topped bruschetta, a bit of cheese, perhaps some seasonal fruit. When it comes to dinner on those hot muggy days of summer, sometimes a simple meal of fresh garden vegetables such as a quick Summer Squash Sauté alongside a couple of small bites suits perfectly as a main course all […]
Among the many pleasures had in tending one’s own garden, having daily access to numerous gold and pale green squash blossoms has got to rank at the top when it comes to luxurious culinary benefits.
Castroville, California, the “Artichoke Capital of the World” is located in Monterrey County short miles off of the Pacific Ocean. Being a rather quiet town as it was, causes me now to wonder how in the world I ever came to visit the place some years back, given there were no celebratory parades at the […]
Welcome to our May gathering of our Cottage Cooking Club where we monthly share dishes from the cookbook River Cottage veg everyday, by British author and TV cooking host, Hugh Fernley- Whittingstall. Hosting the group, ‘our fearless leader,’ as I affectionately call her, out of Bonn, Germany, Andrea, the Kitchen Lioness, Notes from a Very […]