Category Archives: Summer

A Simple Little Summer Dinner

Part of what I love about cooking is attempting to answer the question, "What can I do with these ingredients?" in continually new and different ways. When you eat strongly seasonally, you are almost forced to get better at painting … Continue reading

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Red Leaf and Basil Salad with Emerald Beaut and Moyer Plums and a Fig-Balsamic Vinaigrette

As I have all these Emerald Beaut plums to enjoy, I thought I’d better get on to finding other ways to enjoy them besides out of hand as a snack. So, as a result, here is a green salad with … Continue reading

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What You Missed at the Market

More late summer bounty today. There are still lots of tomatoes and peppers on offer. Michele of K.M.K. brought some green ones this week after I asked after them last week. I’m looking forward to some fried green tomatoes. I … Continue reading

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A Whole Box of Emerald Beauts

This is one of the truly great things about living in Fresno. I can get a whole box of Emerald Beauts right from the source. Joan Obra mentioned these in her article on plums in this week’s Fresno Bee food … Continue reading

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What’s In the Box

I’ve been promising myself to get back to doing my thinly veiled commercials for T&D Willey Farms putting up what’s in our CSA box from T&D Willey from week to week, so here is the first installment back in that … Continue reading

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Tabbouleh a la Kiki

A couple weeks ago when I ran into my friend Keith on a Saturday morning, we got talking about food – not hard to do when you’re standing in the farmers’ market with an excellent food photographer and overall foodie … Continue reading

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What You Missed at the Market

You’d never know it from the weather – it’s still plenty hot – but the crops tell the story of the season beginning to change. We’ve made it through the worst of the Fresno summer – and it was, honestly, … Continue reading

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