Ultimately, food experiences in 2020 were more about taking joy where I found it, rather than seeking the newest, hottest, or best-of. Following are my top-five eats of this year.
Weather-wise, things have been just a bit too Seattlesque for my taste this spring. Now that we've (hopefully) seen an end to the seemingly endless rainy, grey days, it's time to get outside and enjoy our fine Bay Area weather. May is one of my favorite months in the 650, not only because our usually … Continue reading To Market, To Market
If you live in The 650, then you know that citrus does very well here. Lemons, limes, grapefruits, all kinds of oranges... you see them in front yards, back yards, side yards, and along driveways throughout my neighborhood. The high point for the citrus harvest is usually December through February. However, with the "weird weather" … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Whole Lemon Bars
So, let's say you zest 10 or 12 Meyer lemons for Organic Meyer Lemon Limoncello, leaving you with a bunch of nekkid fruit. And then? Juice them, of course. And then? Then you have about a pint of Meyer lemon juice. And then? Exactly. Now you have to come up with a way to use … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Meyer Lemon Curd
Ah, limoncello! That little glass of sunshine on a cloudy day (or a sunny day, or... any day). Limoncello is lemony-sweet boozy goodness that you can enjoy as an apertif, a digestif, or anywhere in between. If you've got some patience, lemons, clear alcohol of at least 80 proof (vodka, for example), and simple syrup, … Continue reading I Got Sunshine: DIY Organic Limoncello
Today's Birthday Week indulgence is homemade comfort food that brings together two recent Waste-Less Wednesday ingredients: lemons and herbs. Remember those 7-Day Preserved Lemons? After a week of climbing the kitchen stepladder to shake those babies up, it's time to crack them open and take them for a taste test! Opening the mason jar of … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Soba Noodles with 650 Gremolata