Monthly Archives: July 2009

Grow Your Own Herbs – Do’s and Don’ts

For as long as I’ve been cooking for myself (20 plus years) cookbook authors have extolled the virtues of using fresh herbs. And I heartily agree with them. But it wasn’t until recently that food writers of all stripes have … Continue reading

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Drink Your Summer with Gazpacho

Sunday morning is the Farmers’ Market in Ojai and for a small town (pop. 8,200) we are blessed with tremendous farmers and incredible variety, ranging from local olive oil and fresh caught fish to citrus fruits and the traditional summer … Continue reading

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Psychic or Cliche? Your Choice

I’m either ahead of the curve or us foodie bloggers are just lazy (or maybe simply overwhelmed with summer produce) but Mark Bitten’s article in today’s New York Times is 101 Summer salads! Crazy I tell you, just crazy! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html?_r=1&ref=diningContinue reading

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Garden Salads – The Refresher Course

Salad in the summer, is there another food topic more cliched or expounded upon? However, as a rabid salad lover, I wanted to nudge people in the direction of freeing their mind when it comes to what put into a … Continue reading

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Living the Ojai Life

Yikes! It’s been nearly a month since my last post. Well there’s a good reason, I’ve moved. I arrived in Ojai, CA last Monday and have been “living on the edge” as my horoscope instructed, which means me and Rudy … Continue reading

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