It was a bittersweet weekend around our household. We lost a dear furry friend, but also spent days surrounded by loving friends and family – much of that time was spent cooking and eating. Food is comfort. Food is love. And, preparing food is therapy. So I got my hands dirty cleaning sweated Hatch chiles … Continued
I love this time of year. It brings back childhood memories of running through late-summer orchards, eating ripe peaches from the tree and not caring that the fuzz tickled and that juice was running down my face and neck. My home town was the epicenter of fruit-growing in Utah. The road, two blocks from my … Continued
Garlic has long been my favorite vegetable. I love it so much that, in college, I used to eat raw cloves. My roommate’s mother, a Taiwanese lady who rarely spoke to me when she visited, made a point to call me out on it one day. “You eat garlic like the Red Army. They’re strong, … Continued
Spicy, bright, and good enough to eat every day! At least, that’s according to my husband, who likes this soup so much he’s taken it to work with him each day this week. Carrots were on sale and the snow had finally hit the mountains after several sunny weeks – soup seemed appropriate. But what … Continued
The bunch of big, beautiful, brilliant beets was tossed casually onto the table. Disregarded. Late afternoon sunlight warmed the leaves, leaving them languid. Raw beets? Yeah! Beets are one of the most amazing additions to juice. If you have a juicer, add this to your recipes. If you have a blender, like I … Continued
Have you fallen spell to modern fairy and folk tale retellings that have made their way to TV and the movies? Then this post is for you. Poisoned apples, tricky cabbage, and magic pumpkins each make an appearance.
Photos of a weekend’s worth of canning and pickling farmer’s market finds -from rosy pink radishes and purple cabbage to bitter rhubarb and sweet cherries.
I finished Nicole Mones’ The Last Chinese Chef last week. Two ideas, in particular, from the book struck me. The first, the idea of simplicity – how simple food nurtures and comforts us. The second, is the relationship that food creates between cook and eater, and how that relationship can delight both. To celebrate these ideas, I’ve prepared a simple meal of delicious ingredients that I hope will delight you and those who eat with you. Enjoy.