Weekend Recipe: Seasonal Salad of Greens, Fruit, and Goat Cheese

It's a fine line between the end of summer and beginning of fall here in the 650. Our warm, sunny days might continue right up until Thanksgiving, making you wonder how the holidays came up so quickly. The clues are there: leaves turning from bright green to brown and vibrant red (but slowly, not all … Continue reading Weekend Recipe: Seasonal Salad of Greens, Fruit, and Goat Cheese

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

Waste-Less Wednesday: Smashed Cauliflower on Toast with Rocket and Radish

What's up with our weather? The recent stretch of cloudy, cool days feels like more spring in Seattle, than spring in the Bay Area. We should be well into our second heat wave by now! (I joke.) Maybe it's this pre-summer limbo or the grey days, but I've been craving comfort food. Nothing as solid … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Smashed Cauliflower on Toast with Rocket and Radish

Waste-Less Wednesday: The Other Broccoli

Beautiful, fresh broccoli

Broccoli is a staple in my house. Exciting? No. Reliable? Yes. When I'm too tired or uninspired to cook (yes, it happens sometimes), steamed broccoli is my standby. Seven minutes from refrigerator to table. No kidding. Broccoli is a substantial partner to quick-cooking brown rice or 4-minute soba noodles. Throw in some homemade peanut sauce … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: The Other Broccoli