Recipes

Savory Sweet Corn Tart

You can also use puff pastry or your own tart dough recipe of course. For the tart dough: Place 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 T. sugar, 1 T. vegetable oil, and a pinch of Kosher salt in an ovenproof … Continue reading

Garbanzo-summer Vegetable Dry Curry

A summer garbanzo recipe that isn’t hummus!  I find that an old-school crockpot is the best way to cook garbanzos perfectly.  You will probably have enough beans left to make a small batch of hummus too. Soak 1 C. dry … Continue reading

Borsczpacho

Cold soups from different parts of the globe come together in this wacky summer recipe, which involves very little cooking.  Serve cold or at room temperature. Cut 2-3 beets in quarters and boil or steam until tender.  Drain, rinse to … Continue reading

Tomato-Corn Thai Curry

Recipe:  Tomato-Corn Thai Curry Traditional red Thai curries get their color from chile paste.  This recipe uses tomatoes. Peel and thinly slice 1 onion.  Saute in 2 T. melted butter until soft. Dice tomatoes to make 2 C.  Add to … Continue reading

Roasted Green Bean Salad

Most bean salads have you parboil the beans first, for this one they are oven-roasted.  The biggest challenge with this recipe is not eating all the beans straight from the oven.  They are delicious that way, but taste even better … Continue reading

Sweet Corn Stir-fry with Soba noodles

Sweet Corn lends itself nicely to Asian flavors in this Succotash-goes-to-Shanghai recipe.  Soba nooodles are not gluten free, but have less gluten and carbs than wheat pasta.  You can also leave them out. Peel and dice 1 red onion.  Shuck … Continue reading

Tutorial: How to Grill Sweet Corn

Tutorial: How to Grill Sweet Corn Once you eat corn cooked this way, it’s pretty hard to go back to boiling it.  The ears steam inside their husks while picking up the smoky flavor of the charcoal. Light a fire … Continue reading

Roasted Green Bean and New Potato Salad

It’s been so hot up here that raw salads are the only thing I want to eat, but I know it’s been foggy and cold in the Bay Area and roasting some summer veggies might help warm up your house. … Continue reading

Grilled Apricots with Basil Goat Cheese

Grilled Apricots with Basil Goat Cheese This recipe was originally made with raw apricots, and that is an option.  But I particularly love cooking apricots and so I grilled them first.  It brings out their intensity of flavor and makes … Continue reading

Hummus with Fresh Peas

Recipe: Hummus with Fresh Peas Adding the peas to the hummus allows you to reduce the amount of oil while keeping it creamy.  And while hummus is usually made with raw garlic, this recipe roasts it first which mellows it … Continue reading

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Inside a house, there is a bucket next to the sink and another next to each shower.  A bowl in the sink catches every drop of water used to wash dishes and is then emptied into the bucket.  In the … Continue reading

What is Killing the Walnuts?

Dear (Contact First Name),   A monoculture is an agricultural system that depends primarily or entirely on a single crop.  In theory, monocultures are widely acknowledged to be a bad idea, susceptible to any number of threats:  price crashes, devastating … Continue reading