Grandmother Moore’s tomato relish

“Sweet Roma tomatoes, grassy licorice tarragon, thin purple eggplants and small crisp beans thrived in a series of old wine barrels that sat in the tiny square." N.M. Kelby, "White Truffles in Winter" There are two reasons why I have actually tasted recipes like today's tomato relish. The relish is the red one. Look for… Continue reading Grandmother Moore’s tomato relish


Eat-your-veggies stir fry

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Michael Pollan, "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" See the char on that zucchini coin in the middle? That -- along with olive oil and some seasoning -- is what makes veggies taste good enough to actually eat. (P.S. The gluten-free pasta in this photo is coated… Continue reading Eat-your-veggies stir fry

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Church ladies in action…

Bringing over an e-magazine piece from Nora Edinger  July 16, 2019 There’s a practical reason Lesa Tustin wears her apron inside out. It’s one of perhaps a million tweaks in the city’s ever-unfolding presence of Greek immigrants and food inspired by sea and sun. “It this rice?!” the tech guy demanded on the day she decided… Continue reading Church ladies in action…


Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes