Chimichurri

There I was, standing at the door of my open fridge, staring at a bunch of ingredients, willing an answer to come. I imagine that this is how Sherlock Holmes feels when staring down some evidence: the jalapenos are in the plastic bag on the middle shelf, and then Jam just brought home those delicious … Continue reading

Sweet Chili Sauce

Let me tell you a little bit about the man I married. Or one specific thing about him: his love for anything spicy. I’m not just talking spicy, because I can handle a chilli pepper or two, I’m talking ‘are you effing insane’ spicy. The kind of spiciness that makes your tongue feel like it’s … Continue reading

Balsamic roasted figs

Four years ago, I was living in a little house in south Palm Desert. It was summer, and… have you experienced a desert summer? It’s horrible. The unbearable, relentless heat that doesn’t ease up for months on end. The heat that radiates down from the sun and up from the pavement, that gets in your … Continue reading

Two for Tuesday blog hop!! Preserved lemons.

This post is a part of the Two-For-Tuesday blog carnival. To see my post on the medicinal properties of lemon, click HERE. When my family moved to California 12 years ago, we planted a lemon tree in the garden outside my bedroom. It must have been the perfect spot (or on top of radioactive waste), … Continue reading

Feelin’ Peachy

This post is a part of the Two-For-Tuesday blog carnival!!! Today, I had the most fantastic stroke of luck ever: our friends who were going out of town gave us their CSA box for the week, and in it were mostly nectarines. All of this the day after I had picked up about 5 lb … Continue reading

Home made mayonnaise

I highly recommend that you try it. I used Julia Child’s basic proportions, just cut down since it’s only me eating it tonight. 1 egg, 1/8 tsp mustard, few shakes of salt, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, and olive oil until it stopped emulsifying. I used a hand whisk. It was really easy. And with some … Continue reading