Wild Cod with Fennel and Cherry Tomato Confit AKA: The Best Fish Dish Ever!

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… Continue reading Wild Cod with Fennel and Cherry Tomato Confit AKA: The Best Fish Dish Ever!

My Beef with Beef: Part One

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… Continue reading My Beef with Beef: Part One

Meatless Monday – Make it a Goal

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… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Make it a Goal

The Kick-Off! Good Food Festival & Conference

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… Continue reading The Kick-Off! Good Food Festival & Conference

My Newest Cookbook Obsession: “Earth to Table”

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… Continue reading My Newest Cookbook Obsession: “Earth to Table”

My Farmers’ Market: The Only Shopping I Actually Enjoy

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… Continue reading My Farmers’ Market: The Only Shopping I Actually Enjoy

At the Farmers’ Market: Figs

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,… Continue reading At the Farmers’ Market: Figs