Julie | September 11, 2011
I haven’t posted a pictorial update for our backyard garden in some time, so here are a few photos that should catch us up to Labor Day weekend. This bed, which gets a lot of shade thanks to the grape vine, had several rows of shell peas and onions in it; once we removed those, [...]
Julie | August 27, 2011
The August 2011 Daring Bakers challenge was making candy, with at least one incorporating tempered chocolate. I made white chocolate-blueberry marzipan bonbons, chocolate coconut figs, cucumber-elderflower pate de fruits, and chocolate-dipped tahini caramels.
Julie | August 24, 2011
Celebrating the first heirloom tomato of the season, as orange and golden as the summer sunrise!
Julie | August 18, 2011
Lemon-roasted salmon fillets, served with garden-fresh green beans and hand-whisked gremolata aioli.
Julie | August 3, 2011
Pickles, fritters, and a summery pasta dish that highlights zucchini in two ways: sauteed with red onion, and ground raw into an herby pistou that clings to the pasta with a splash of cream.
Julie | July 21, 2011
Playing blog catch-up with some light meals based on local produce from our home garden and farmers’ market.
Julie | October 28, 2010
One of my more successful at-home versions of a restaurant dish: lamb gyros with tzatziki in pillowy rounds of pita.
Julie | September 4, 2010
A satisfying meal for a rainy summer evening, these Moroccan meatballs, called kofta, are paired with a vegetable-packed tabbouleh-style bulgur pilaf and a nutty yogurt sauce.
Julie | August 16, 2010
In the second week of the Preserve the Bounty Challenge, we preserved fruits and vegetables in fat and oil. My approach was three flavorful compound butters: basil, peach-praline, and tomato-garlic.
Julie | August 15, 2010
My first batch of cucumber pickles, lacto-fermented with fresh garlic and dill.