Bánh Xèo AKA Vietnamese mung bean pancakes

August 9, 2012

Sweet or savory, most countries have their own style of making pancakes. I really like the Vietnamese version, bánh xèo. This recipe is especially interesting because it utilizes two ingredients very common on our table in a totally different way: rice and beans, a favorite combination on this blog. See what I mean here. I’ve […]

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grilled zucchini salad with fresh garden herbs

July 19, 2012

We are still enjoying home-grown zucchini from our prolific community garden plot squash plants. It feels so good just going there to water them. We find new ones growing full swing every time. It seems to happen overnight! This recipe comes from this lovely blog, not without salt (I so wish that I’d come up […]

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Cherokee tomato gazpacho

July 16, 2012

I’m so excited! We just came back from the Alemany farmers market after a quick stop at our community garden plot. The garden’s doing great but the market was amazing! Goodbye to all those tiresome root vegetables—at least for now. Heirloom tomatoes are back! It isn’t quite mid-summer yet but they’re starting to look good. […]

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cambuquira refogada AKA summer squash shoot sauté

July 5, 2012

My home state of Minas Gerais in Brazil has a varied cuisine. Mainly focused on meat and amazing sweets, the “side” vegetable dishes rock too. I especially enjoy those made with unusual veggies, such as giló, similar to eggplant with a slight bitterness, almeirão, somewhat similar in taste to escarole or frisée, couve mineira, a […]

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Indian inspired Meyer lemon pickle

June 25, 2012

The humongous bag of Meyer lemons our friend Kristen gave us in early April lasted for more than a month. I just love how aromatic Meyer lemon juice and zest are. Sometimes I just enjoy eating them whole, skin and all. When I saw this recipe for pickled Meyer lemons on Just Homemade, I knew […]

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roasted asparagus and chickpeas with toasted sesame oil, Meyer lemon and fresh mint

June 11, 2012

Spring is racing by and asparagus are plentiful right now here in sunny Northern California. But it won’t last. This is the time of year when this beautiful vegetable tastes best. It is true that nowadays one can buy any vegetable or fruit basically whenever but the difference is in taste and in the size […]

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Italian basil, garlic and chile condiment

June 7, 2012

This simple and versatile recipe comes from David Rocco’s Made in Italy. Essentially just garlic, salt, various chiles, fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes covered in a bit of olive oil to preserve it, this makes a wonderfully flavorful base for a large variety of food. This is my third time making a large batch. […]

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grilled artichokes with Meyer lemon

May 28, 2012

We’ve a dear friend, Brian, who we don’t see as often as we’d like. So when I bumped into him at a party a couple weeks back, I immediately invited him over to dinner so we could catch up. He’s a lovely man with one, tiny flaw: he’s allergic to garlic. Since we use garlic […]

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fava bean tempura

May 14, 2012

Since we were in rush to move to the new garden plot we weren’t able to wait for the fava beans that we planted back in November (in the old plot) to be completely ready. It takes a while for the pods to appear and then grow to a useful size. So we harvested what […]

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sautéed zucchini and yellow squash

May 1, 2012

Some restaurants tend to make meat the focus of the main dish and skimp with regards to vegetable portions. How many times have you seen a huge steak served on a massive dish with a tiny portion of vegetables: something like a few minuscule cubes of carrot; a single, near microscopic broccoli floret or a […]

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