Monthly Archives: February 2010

Roasted Romanesco – Italian Cauliflower

I discovered this gorgeous vegetable a few years ago but I had never seen it at the farmers’ markets here until a couple of weeks ago. I can’t stop buying it or eating it and everyone I introduce it to … Continue reading

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Red Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) is one of those super grains that has become all the rage, and with good reason. It is full of complex carbohydrates, protein, and is gluten free, a boon for people who cannot eat gluten. In addition, … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Bounty – February 24

Take a gander at some of the lovelies available at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market this week. Gorgeous carrots that come in orange, purple and white, alongside of red and golden beets Hubbard and kabocha squashes side by side with … Continue reading

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Grilled Artichokes with Aioli

Artichokes were the first food for which I developed an extreme obsession. Growing up on the East Coast they were only available in season, which last about 6 weeks. Every May when I returned from college I knew my mother … Continue reading

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Grated Beet Salad, Italian Style

Beets are definitely one of those vegetables that many people revisit in their adult years and generally fall in love with them. (Just as an aside, I wonder how the beet gods feel about that…) Since Market Gardeners (what people … Continue reading

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White Mushroom Pizza

I am really enjoying exploring how to make different versions of what can be called pizza. This one took inspiration from two places: a failed attempt at making mushroom ragout with creme fraiche and a recent post on Bitten by … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Bounty – February 17

For the past couple of weeks my day off happens to fall on Wednesdays which is the day of the best Farmers’ Market in Santa Monica. Since I’ve been going I’ve loved discovering what is really local and in season. … Continue reading

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