Monthly Archives: August 2011

GETTING FIGGY WITH IT

The lovely ladies at A COLLECTION OF, a wonderful catalog of rotating themes around people, places, things, animals and ideas, invited me to do an interview with them and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Theirs is the kind of site that leaves you inspired and engaged – a perfect thing to get lost in on […]

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SALSA VERDE WITH AVOCADO

Tomatillo Husks

Tomatillos are such peculiar fruits. Between their brown husks, unpleasantly sticky surface and curious smell, they’re not exactly welcoming. I’m not sure if I’d consider them a prime candidate for consumption were I a neanderthal. But some curious soul did, and we reap the benefits. And thank goodness. Salsa verde is devilishly good stuff, what […]

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OF LATE

Tartine Afterhours

There’ve been quite a few lovely food adventures over recent months, and very few of those have made it here. Let’s remedy that. Tartine Afterhours, a monthly dinner by the talented and inspiring Samin Nosrat My friend Anna, the lady behind James on a tour of the fishery where she works. Then she took us […]

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The August Seasonal Food Guide

The August Seasonal Food Guide

Hello August! A month dedicated to well-deserved getaways, picnics at the beach, county fairs, dog days, hot (August) nights, cruising with the top down, rodeos, reunions and reunion tours. It’s all here: the stone fruits, the peppers, the melons, the tomatoes, the berries, the magic. Dig on in. And get out of town. ——— WATERMELON: […]

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SUMMER BERRY + MINT ICE POPS

Summer Berry + Mint Ice Pops

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Willie Nelson. He’s pretty much perfect for summertime, what with that winsome, triumphant, bittersweet music that sometimes verges on minimal. When you land on something whose simplicity transports you, it’s kind of a revelation. I’m dreaming of road trips with lots of Willie Nelson, lost in thoughts […]

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