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: 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

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