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Savory Mushroom Flans with Crispy Fried Shallots

Savory Wild Mushroom Flans with Crispy Shallots and Chive Oil

A couple of weeks ago I received an exciting little box from Marx Foods containing samples of five different types of dried wild mushrooms, all foraged from the Pacific Northwest.  These are not cultivated varieties labeled as “wild,” they are the real deal.  My challenge was to create a recipe to feature on my blog, […]

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The Magic of Urban Chickens

I am mildly obsessed with chickens–the living kind, not the cooked kind.  I find them to be magical, intriguing, and mysterious, as well as super cute.  As urban chicken zoning fights are happening all over the country I want to take a strong, pro-urban-chicken stand.  All of the anti-chicken arguments I have heard are misinformed […]

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Summer Squash Fritters with Sun Gold and Avocado Relish

Summer Squash Fritters with Sun Gold and Avocado Relish

Despite the record-high temperatures we have been enduring for the past few days, summer really is drawing to a close.  Our CSA shares have been reflecting that change of season, with fruit shifting from stone fruits into apples and pears, and vegetables moving from cooking greens and lettuces to eggplants and potatoes.  Still, the summer […]

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Chard and Phyllo Pie

This week our CSA box was overflowing with beautiful produce, and as we have been doing each weekend, we needed to clear out some room in the fridge to make space for the new bounty.  One of the things we have been really enjoying is the variety of cooking greens–chard, kale, collards, spinach, and beet […]

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Okra Deserves Your Love. Do Not Disrespect the Okra.

Okra: “I don’t get it, Dr. Phil, people just seem to avoid me.  I try really hard, but they just don’t like me.” Dr. Phil: “Okra, you got to get real!  How do you expect people to like you when you act like a slimebag?  Get real!  Get real!” Okra: “Good point, Dr. Phil.  Good […]

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