Radish Snack with Avocado Crema and Spicy Pepita Powder

I love radishes.  It is odd that I have not talked about more on this blog.  I guess that  I don’t actually cook with radishes.  I just eat them as a snack with olives, salted nuts or cheese….and add them to every salad I make…and sprinkle them, minced on top of my eggs.  Really, I eat…

Four more weird and delicious pestos

In celebration of tender green things and the spring time, I like to make pesto.  Also, I tend to be very busy in the Spring and pesto is a fast way to add a homemade touch to quick food.  I am not actually a big fan of the classic basil and pine nut pesto.  I…

Stracciatella with Ramps and Nettles (to cure seasonal allergies)

I am not the most dependable food blogger.  I try to post recipes that might be useful for upcoming holidays and whatnot, but I succeed only half the time.  However, every year I do manage to post a recipe to sooth, defeat or cure seasonal allergies.  Seasonal Allergies are cruel.  The weather finally becomes bearable, and your…

Hashed Brussel Sprouts with Poppy Seeds and Lemon- For the Spring!

One of my best college friends had a job as the reservationist at Union Square Cafe when we first graduated from college.  At the time, it was very hard to get a reservation at Union Square Cafe, so they were lucky to have Marya.  If hundreds of your would be customers have to be told that,…

Raspberry Rhubarb and Almond Tart (Gluten-free or not)

I’m sorry that this post is coming so late in rhubarb season.  I spent a long time testing different versions of this tart before posting it.  In fact, I have made  four versions in the same number of weeks.   Some versions were ugly, but they were all fabulously good eating.  Rhubarb and Raspberry are…

Raw Asparagus Salad/ Asparagus, Avocado and Goat Cheese Open-Faced Sandwich

Recipes for raw asparagus salad have been catching my eye lately….Raw Asparagus and Quinoa Salad on My Darling Lemon Thyme, Asparagus Mint Slaw on Saveur and sooooo many recipes for raw shaved asparagus with lemon and pecorino.  It turns out the raw asparagus is nutty and delicious, especially right now when you can get it all tender…

Week 2 at Ranfurly Farm: Potatoes, Irrigation, Etc.!

Wow, what a busy week here at the farm! We transplanted about two rows of onions and shallots. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to you but the rows are about 150′ long and 4′ wide so that is hundreds and hundreds of plants. Also this week we planted potatoes! This is a pretty…

Laying Hens and Herbal Teas

I am working at a farm this summer and fall! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for going on 10 years now, ever since I travelled down the west coast on a bike tour meeting farmers and other people who care about agriculture. Yep, so finally it’s happening. I just finished my first…