Month: July 2017

Taco Time

Yes, this is a photo of taco fixings, but there’s one little bowl in the bottom-center that stole the show for me. I’ve been obsessed with sikil pak lately, though I first found out about it at G├╝ero, a really excellent torta (not taco) joint […]

They’re Not Always Green

Half of the legumes I’m growing this year are purple or speckled with pretty red splotches. The heat always turns them back to green, though. Fabaceous lovelies from the garden: Royal Burgundy beans, snow peas, shelled purple-podded peas, and young cranberry beans (slivered, shells and […]

Staycation

Peking Game Hens

Peking-style @maryschicken game hens, stuffed with garlic and lacquered with maltose, homemade five spice, and soy, then smoked over mesquite, green bamboo, and branches from my peach tree. The little birdies are available at @newseasonsmarket. SO TINY AND TENDER! I served these baby beauts with […]

Greengage

Greengages are an old plum that came to England from France, where they were called Reine Claude. In Germany, where they are much relished, they’re called Reneklode. “[W]hen quality alone is considered,” wrote nineteenth-century horticulturist Charles Mason Hovey, “the Green Gage must carry off the […]