Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken

Fish sauce is one of those things that generates strong opinions…yes, it is pungent, but it is also delicious! (And the taste is not the same as the aroma.) I’ve been making this dish for many years, and it’s a favorite both at home and with my...

Crunchy Rainbow Stir-Fry

Cabbage isn’t something I ever thought to use in a stir-fry until the first time I tried it. I had a hot pan and some cabbage just sitting there, so I thought, why not? Thinly sliced and quickly stir fried over highish heat, it produced a lovely, crunchy,...

Cabbage Slaw with Fresh Mint

This is my favorite fresh slaw. It pairs well with everything, from fish tacos to grilled pork tenderloin to hot dogs. You can use any type of cabbage. It’s fine to vary the herbs as well. Ingredients 4 cups shredded cabbage 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced radishes 1/2...
In-Between Time

In-Between Time

At this time of the year, particularly when there have been days and days of hot and drought-y conditions, we are patiently waiting for the nightshades to start rolling in (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers!!) while we watch the plentiful lush and tender greens of spring...

Superfood Salad

This salad offers a burst of healthful flavor, and can be adapted to use pretty much any greens, herbs or seeds you have on hand.  I like to use kale, cabbage and carrots at a minimum, for crunch and bit of sweetness, and raw pumpkin seeds are my...