Fennel is something I seriously love. I developed this deep love affair with this licorice-y bulb years ago after trying a recipe for baked fennel with parmeggiano-reggiano cheese. From that point on, there was no going back. I was hooked and totally smitten with this delicious and super versatile veggie. I bought a couple bulbs… Read More Wild Cod with Fennel and Cherry Tomato Confit AKA: The Best Fish Dish Ever!
As I mentioned in my previous post I don’t eat beef. In fact, I can tell you exactly when I stopped eating it. Some background: In 2002 I took an Environmental Science class during my undergrad studies and the class, as it turns out, was a life-changer. Seriously. My semester project was to investigate the… Read More My Beef with Beef: Part One
Over the weekend at the Good Food Festival and Conference in Santa Monica I met Chris Elam, Program Director at Meatless Monday, a nonprofit initiative of the The Monday Campaigns (in partnership with Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health), which strives to help reduce meat consumption by 15% in an effort to help the… Read More Meatless Monday – Make it a Goal
Seriously. This is exciting. Well, to me, anyway. The Good Food Festival & Conference kicked-off today at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. To anyone who knows about the Wednesday farmers’ market in Santa Monica you know how amazing it is. To those who have not been lucky enough to visit this gorgeous food market I… Read More The Kick-Off! Good Food Festival & Conference
OK, my fridge is practically bursting with fresh vegetables and I’m combing through my cookbooks to find different ways to use all of these goodies. Tonight I made corn soup from my newest cookbook, Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm. This cookbook, which is divided by season, discusses food as something to… Read More My Newest Cookbook Obsession: “Earth to Table”
Woke up a wee bit late today and made it to my farmers’ market just in time to grab what I needed for the week. The upside to arriving late to a farmers’ market is…lower prices. The farmers are beginning to pack up and want to get rid of as much produce as possible. They… Read More My Farmers’ Market: The Only Shopping I Actually Enjoy
Figs. Delicious, honey-ed, sweet figs. I love them. I don’t know what it is about these little guys—perhaps it’s because they remind me of Dutch still-life paintings, or Thanksgiving table centerpieces, or the sun-drenched Mediterranean where they grow in abundance. While I don’t live in the Mediterranean, I am lucky enough to live in California,… Read More At the Farmers’ Market: Figs