Archive for the ‘summer’ Category

I could have just named this ‘hearty main course salad’, but then I would be neglecting vowels that quinoa and aioli provide. Options abound with this full meal salad.  You can eliminate ingredients you don’t have or those you don’t like, but figs and quinoa are a must and I … Read More

Change of seasons in Southern California is determined by the shade of grass and the thickness of sweaters.  In deep January, believe me, we are grateful, but without harsh winters, we just don’t celebrate summer like everyone else. There’s a quiet in our town. Sometimes I miss that authentic neighborhood … Read More

For all practical purposes, if you need to sell-in fresh tomato tart to your family, tell them it’s like pizza.  Yet comparing fresh tomato tart to pizza is like comparing Vegas to Rome – they both have fountains and statues of Caesar, but the experiences are quite different.

Taking advantage of … Read More

Three bean is a summer salad staple, but if you’re like me, three bean is one bean too many.  Kidney, you’re welcome in my chili, but I do not dig your chalky bite of paste in my cold salads.  Yotam Ottolenghi  improves three bean salad’s taste and visual appeal with toss … Read More

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