farmers’ market summer salad

It’s hot out there, folks — too hot for rambling preludes, so let’s get right to it. This summer salad is a slightly modified version of the one in Sara Forte’s lovely cookbook, Bowl + Spoon (in case you missed it, this recipe came from the same source). I’m calling it a farmers’ market salad because the three…

avocado mango salsa

You probably know this, but it’s hot outside. It’s the kind of hot that even if there are interesting things going on in your life or in your friend’s life or in the news or in the TV series you’re currently hooked on, the first and only topic you can think to talk about is…

expanding & living

‎I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson In this blogger’s humble opinion, Ralph was right on target when he penned the above phrase. No food can foster a childlike love of nature, warm days,…

be amaized

Woe is corn. This ancient grain, cultivated for millennia for its edible seeds called kernels,  may very well be the world’s most misused and misunderstood vegetable. It may be the most American of vegetables, too, having represented so much more than food for generations of inhabitants of the Americas. Recently, corn has taken center stage…