Solstice kicks in here on the west coast @ 8:19 pm tonight. The longest night of the year and POOF! The nights become shorter and Spring is around the corner. Been racking my brain for a menu and reading various articles. Decided after heading over to my small Saturday farmer’s market this morning to make…… Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice!
This is a great soup for cold nights! Got a baguette from Trader Joe’s that you crisp up in the oven to eat with it. Found it at cooking classy.com Made it tonight and I didn’t dice the zucchini, sliced it and it took longer to cook. Also, I added my own “zen” (meaning whatever…… Continue reading Lentil Soup (Italian Vegetables)
Thanksgiving is almost here. Can I tell you how thankful I am? I’m totally grateful for everything in my life. I know that sounds hippie-hippie, new age, etc., but I don’t think we appreciate what we have. I’m thinking of the fires here. Big Bear in Santa Cruz Mountains (which they put out), Camp Fire…… Continue reading Thanksgiving
I know I shouldn't use bottle dressing, but its SO EASY!! Thus, making a salad with wonderful Dirty Girl tomatoes and cucumbers from Monterey Market in Berkeley I thought, "Hell no!" I grabbed Alice Water's, The Art of Simple Food II and started looking. Of course my Meyer lemon tree didn't have any lemons ripe enough yet,… Continue reading Lemon Meyer Dressing
SOUTHERN FRIED CORN Serves 4-6 6 ears fresh corn ½ cup milk ½ cup water 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons bacon drippings Salt and Pepper Remove corn husks, breaking off steams. Remove silks with a stiff vegetable brush and ears in cold water. To cut kernels from cob, hold corn in a large shallow bowl… Continue reading SOUTHERN FRIED CORN
SIMPLE POTATO SALAD 2 ½ Pounds red or yellow potatoes cut into quarters ¼ large red onion, chopped fine ¼ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon pepper Boil the potatoes until tender and allow to cool before mixing. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss until potatoes are well… Continue reading POTATO SALAD