A rice noodle salad recipe with fresh vegetables and herbs, and an irresistible tahini-lime dressing.
Fermentation is a mysterious alchemy that’s intimidated me for years. The idea of harnessing bacteria to create my favorite foods felt like something only an expert could pull off. I was also pretty sure it would smell terrible.
Then my friend Autumn Giles’ book Beyond Canning, New Techniques, Ingredients, and Flavors to Preserve, Pickle, and Ferment Like Never Before landed on my doorstop. Autumn quickly allayed my fears, showing me how simple fermentation really is and walking me through the process step-by-step. I was ready! [Read more…]
A weekly summer produce guide to what’s in season right now based on the contents of our CSA share, with CSA and farmer’s market recipes and inspiration.
Summer has arrived. For real. We’ve had a few cool, rainy summers with temperatures barely topping 90 degrees, but my phone predicts we’re in for a solid week of 90 plus. And while I’m OK with a little summer swelter, leafy greens and a host of cool weather loving vegetables are not. We’ve been slowly harvesting our garden greens and lettuces, but this weekend, I’ll need to pull them all in because they’re going to bolt any second. [Read more…]
A weekly spring produce guide to what’s in season right now based on the contents of our CSA share, with CSA and farmer’s market recipes and inspiration.
As interest in local food has taken off in recent years, so have CSAs. But even really dedicated local eaters can be surprised, and possibly dismayed, by what actually shows up in their shares. [Read more…]