Chorizo Sweet Potato Casserole

I was invited to a potluck last year, a short while before we were moving to Los Angeles. This meant that our pantry was almost bare, since I am of the “eat all the food before you move even if that means you eat Parmesan cheese rinds and rice for a week” school of thought. I […]

Kale Salad with Bacon

ANOTHER KALE SALAD?! GROSS!!!! Um, that was rude, guys. Hear me out. This one is super delicious. And nutritious. And colorful and beautiful. And has optional bacon bits. Which I realize is a kind of iffy ingredient when we’re trying to call it nutritious, but that’s why they’re optional! Get it?! JEEZ! Basically, everything in […]

Spring Pea Salad with Goat Cheese

Ah made yew a pea salad. We recently had the pleasure of visiting a dairy goat farm, Blue Heron Farm, you dewds, and I tell you it was pretty GD fantastic. Goats are so much like dogs! They come up and nuzzle you and want to be petted and they have soft fur and no […]

Watermelon Salad

Not that ripe summer watermelon needs to be made into salad, but hey, maybe you’re bored with plain ol’ melon and want to try this watermelon salad. I started a post literally almost ONE YEAR ago that I never got around to finishing. Well, I finally did. Like, just a minute ago. Jeez. What a […]

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad a great thing to make the day before a big party because it just gets better in the fridge for the first couple days. After that, it’s still good, but definitely best if eaten within 2-48 hours of making it. Serve it with any grilled meat or even with sandwiches. A good rule […]

Green Papaya Salad

My friends Harry and Maew at the Simmons Family Farms are one-of-a-kind organic farmers. In addition to standard crops like greens, tomatoes, and peppers, they also grow many unusual vegetables and herbs like Thai basil, Chinese broccoli, and even papaya. This past week I was lucky enough to grab a green papaya from their stand […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Is Easy!

Cranberries grow in bogs. Bogs are like swamps. I’ve always had a thing for bogs and swamps. Did you know all that?

Demon Eyes! (Pickled Deviled Eggs) Plus How to Boil Eggs

Deviled eggs have been around since the dawn of mayonnaise, I believe. They are called “deviled eggs” because they’re a little spicy and the devil probably likes spicy food because he lives in Hell where it’s really, really hot. Devil also is real big into Halloween and so am I so I thought deviled eggs […]

Putt-Putt Picnic

(Okay. It was actually minigolf. But “Minigolf Picnic” isn’t as fun or as alliterative … those two facts are possibly related.) If it’s been a while since you’ve played minigolf, I think you should do it soon. Preferably with a group of friends and a picnic. The last time I’d gone was for my own […]