I’ve been wanting to go on a picnic for quite some time now. Granted, it’s not exactly picnic season, hence the pouring rain this past week, but now that’s it’s bright, sunny and 70 degrees again, I think I can start thinking about my picnic menu again. Even if it’s indoors, I just like the little slaws, sandwiches, wraps, no-heat sides, salads, and chips and dips. This slaw is certainly a perfect make-ahead salad, as it can stay dressed for a couple hours and still retain a good crunch. You can also make it …Read More
How beautiful is this chard? I debated doing a wordless post today because really, the pictures are everything here. The neon colored ribs of these tasty greens are so fun to work with and photograph. I could have spent all day taking pictures of uncooked rainbow chard.
Thanks to my Susies Farm CSA box, we were able to enjoy these this weekend! I went round and round trying to figure out what to make with this because I really wanted the colors to still be the star of the dish.
It’s raining! It’s pouring (well, not so much pouring…but for pete’s sake the sky is doing something other than emitting sunshine)! Now our farmers and pocketbooks can be a little more relieved that the price and quality of produce can be a little less inhibited by So Cal’s droughty weather. Also, it gives us a good excuse to slow down, relax indoors and hopefully cook some tasty grub. Let’s be honest, we’re hanging out at home in our baggy sweats anyways, and can’t possibly lurk around in public …Read More
Chrissy proclaimed this a breakfast dip and I’d have to agree with her, it is basically a dip. While I intended it to be eaten with a fork, we definitely did some damage on a baguette while enjoying it straight out of the baking dish. The bread’s perfectly toasty crust and soft, warm center paired with garlicky greens and runny egg was flawless. Originally I had said this serves four but on second thought, it’s just for two. Green garlic is my new favorite ingredient. I’m slightly obsessed with the …Read More
Let me just say this: toasted sesame oil is the business. The bees knees, if you will. It’s fragrant, toasty and has such a warm and inviting personality. In dressings and sauces, it is such a delight. Yes, it can be a little high on the calorie scale, but a little goes a long way, so as long as you mix it with other oils, vinegars, and flavors, it evens out. This roasted garlic & sesame vinaigrette is fairly light and very flavorful, paired with a simple spinach salad with roasted asparagus …Read More