I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’ve spent the last few days traveling up and down the gorgeous California coast! On our brief holiday road trip we drove along the edges of huge seaside cliffs, met some playful elephant seals, and visited the magnificent and truly one of a kind [...]
Plantains! Oh how I love sweet and wonderful fried plantains! My love affair with this fruit began during my first trip to Central America. Those golden slices of fried goodness came as a side, right next to the rice and beans, for many of the dishes that I ordered at restaurants in [...]
I have dreams of one day having an herb garden. Whenever a recipe calls for fresh herbs, it would be great to walk right outside to the garden and snip a bit of basil or pluck a few leaves of mint. But as I’ve mentioned previously, Graham and I currently [...]
Inspiration hit me last week and it was hard to ignore. This inspiration came from the farmers market and was in the form of a palm-sized pastry. This delicious savory pastry, or “empanada,” was stuffed with a fresh corn filling unlike any I had tried before. So taken was I by this [...]
I’ve been on a dried bean and legume kick lately—meaning that I’ve been making a lot of recipes that start with dried beans or legumes. I’ve made things with dried beans before, but more often than not when a recipe calls for beans, I crack open a can.
There is no question [...]