This pie recipe has been sitting on the back shelf for almost a year. Every time I see a pint of blackberries at the farmers market, I’m tempted to dust off this recipe and bake. But, I don’t. Instead, I’m distracted by a shiny new recipe that I have to make, immediately. Like this, this,… Read More Jamie’s Apple and Blackberry Pie
Eating corn raw, straight from the cob is one of summer’s pleasures. Perfectly sun-sweetened tomatoes are another. Paired together on a bed of peppery wild arugula with fresh basil and doused in a bright red wine vinaigrette and I’d say you’ve got yourself a winner of a summer salad. Naturally sweet without any coaxing from… Read More Fresh Sweet Corn, Tomato, and Wild Arugula Summer Salad
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
Over the weekend I couldn’t help myself at the grocery store and bought several ears of fresh white corn. I haven’t had much of this summer sweetie and now that I’ve bought so much I’ll need to come up with some easy recipes. Here’s a super-quick recipe for succotash—sans lima beans. This recipe doesn’t require… Read More Sufferin’ Succotash!
This Labor Day weekend, my boyfriend BH and I wanted to get out of town, but couldn’t find a hotel. So, instead we opted to stay local and just enjoy Los Angeles. Saturday I was thrilled to realize the Greek Festival was going on in Long Beach. For some reason, I simply can’t miss a… Read More Labor Day Weekend