Fried plantains

The first time I had a fried plantain, it was in Los Angeles. Jam had been talking about this local Cuban restaurant for years, but since he only mentioned the pork dish, and since, despite certain rebellions on Yom Kippur, I am at heart a Jewish girl, I couldn’t bring myself to get excited about … Continue reading

Delicious green beans

There was a noticeable shift at the market this week. The stone fruit were still abundant, but the citrus were coming back too. The greens no longer looked wilted and miserable, and there were sweet potatoes at a few different stalls. I, being a major sweet potato lover, grabbed one to bake for dinner. Most … Continue reading

Glazed carrots

Did I ever tell you about the time that I learned about peeling carrots before cooking? No? I was working in a kitchen at the time– I had no professional cooking experience whatsoever, and lucked out at an organic cafe that needed a friendly counter-service person. It was the best, funnest, most informative and hardest … Continue reading

Beet Kvass– nicer than it sounds

This post is a part of the Two for Tuesday Blog hop. The first time I ever tried beet kvass, I drank it for the health benefits alone. My mind couldn’t get around the salty beet flavour, and, as it turned out, my gut couldn’t either. My digestion wasn’t that great at the time, and … Continue reading