Get the Blues

Blueberries are back in season, and they're everywhere right now! Local market providers Triple D Ranch and Sierra Cascade (one of my favs for their sustainable practices and sweet berries) are bringing their berries to farmers' markets and local stores. Whole Foods recently had a good deal on San Joaquin Valley berries from Delta Blues. … Continue reading Get the Blues

Eat Local: Howie’s Artisan Pizza in Redwood City

The Redwood City restaurant boom continues with this week's opening of Howie's Artisan Pizza. Taking over the old Tarboosh spot on Jefferson Avenue, Howie's brings chef/restaurateur Howard Bulka's casual pizza concept to the mid-Peninsula. Bulka, former chef/owner of the (now closed) Marche Restaurant in Menlo Park, opened the first Howie's Artisan Pizza in November 2009 … Continue reading Eat Local: Howie’s Artisan Pizza in Redwood City

Wasteless Wednesday: Blood Orange-Rosemary Marmalade

Mmmmm, marmalade

March was full of activity Chez 650Food, and things have been busy, busy around here -- lest you think I was taking a hiatus and had run off to some tropical beach. (sigh. I wish.). Following home reno projects, spring cleaning, and a trip to our nation's capital for the International Association of Culinary Professionals … Continue reading Wasteless Wednesday: Blood Orange-Rosemary Marmalade

Waste-Less Wednesday: Soba Noodles with 650 Gremolata

Mmmm... earthy soba noodles with garlicky, lemony, herbal goodness.

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