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Kindness Makes the World Go Round. Chocolate and Red Wine Help.

August 2, 2011


I’m oftentimes overcome by the kindness I’ve received by some of the people I’ve worked for. The liquid way these ┬árelationships are able to transcend the boundaries of simply the employee and the employer, is a wonderful thing. ┬áIt’s so nice when people hold a value to your life, even the parts they don’t see. […]

Lemony Dill Pickle Collard Wrap

July 27, 2011


I’ve always wanted to make a wrap using a collard green leaf. It has seemed like such a great idea, to use the leaf in place of a tortilla. I’ve used cabbage leaves for raw tacos, and lettuce leaves for small boats of food, but I had yet to use a collard leaf to make […]

Raw Fennel Frond Pesto & A Flatbread

July 10, 2011


Fennel Frond Pesto (raw) 3-4 C. Fennel Fronds (green part only) 1 C. Raw Cashews 1/2 C. + 2-3 T. olive oil (add extra in while it’s turning as needed) 1 t. sea salt juice of 1/2 lemon (roughly 2 T.) 1 garlic clove roughly chopped One little piggy went to market, bought fennel, and […]

Sweet White Wine & Carrot Gazpacho

July 9, 2011


This is my very first Gazpacho. I think it was quite a success: refreshing, hearty, spicy, and sweet! I’ve had the dish once before, at a party in my middle school Spanish class. I thought the idea of spooning cold chunky tomato-ish soup into my mouth was disgusting. But, today I’m happy to report that […]

Earthy Savory Tart with Cornmeal Olive Oil Crust

June 30, 2011


It starts with the ingredient and builds from there as it usually does. Look in the fridge and take what’s there, what needs to be used, or better yet, what was most inspiring to you at the Farmer’s Market, and then create a dish, or a menu, from that. That’s how I usually go about […]

Cantaloupe Icy & Rejuvelac

June 22, 2011


So it seems I’ve been on this slushy ice tip lately. I think it’s the heat. With the first week of summer on the calendar here, the first week of summer in the air has come too. It has been hot! Like, sweating when you’re just sitting outside kind of hot, sleeping without covers hot, […]

Watermelon Granita with Cilantro & Black Pepper

June 17, 2011


This is amazing. I love snow-cones. I’ve been wanting to make some with natural syrups and unique flavors, and I still have that idea in my back pocket for later use. I also always imagined cubing watermelon and freezing them for instant popsicle bites. Something finally propelled me into the kitchen, which combines these two […]