Beef Cheek TacosBeef Cheek Tacos
August 26, 2014

Roy Choi's memoir L.A. Son, the story of how he came to create the world's most popular taco truck, is a crazy fun ride of a read. In it he describes cabeza (aka beef cheek) tacos  as "some of the best things this planet has to offer as food." So of course I had to try them.

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Summer FruitSummer Fruit
August 22, 2014

Summer in San Francisco doesn't come until very late August, at the earliest, when we're guaranteed to have the best fruit on earth filling our kitchen. And from now through the end of October it will be warm. Hot, even, if we get lucky.

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may 9, 2014

This is a super simple salad to celebrate spring, with a perfect combination of flavors: sweet beets, fresh young favas, salty cheese and mint. It makes great use of beets,  these beautifully colored red, golden or pink roots that are a CSA box staple frequently just too sweet to be much good in many other dishes.

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Tortilla Soup
May 4, 2014

Yes, again. Tortilla soup for dinner. From yesterday's leftovers. What a great camping trip! 

 

 

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Tortilla Soup
May 3, 2014

It seems like a million years ago that I made this for a different camping trip, way back in 2010. That dinner went so well that I'm doing it again, for my daughter's 3rd grade camp out potluck, four years later. Basically the same procedure this time, but with canned tomatoes instead of fresh. This summer's delicious locally grown ones haven't hit the markets yet.

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Pork Chili & Cornbread
october 10, 2013

More tomatillos in the CSA box this week, so more pork chili. This time, a double batch. Here is a recipe from Simply Recipes that is basically the same as the one I use. It ran years ago in the SF Chronicle. Pork, tomatillos and beans are the main ingredients. We like to eat it with Deborah Madison's Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread, from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, p. 647.

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Pork Chili & Cornbread
october 3, 2013

Yes, this again. We still have tomatillos and it's just that good: my kids asked for more last time. Here is a recipe from Simply Recipes that is basically the same as the one I use from the SF Chronicle. Pork, tomatillos and beans are the main ingredients. Deborah Madison's Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread goes well alongside, from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, p. 647.

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Pork Chili & Cornbread
september 25, 2013

This chili recipe ran in the San Francisco Chronicle years ago. I can't find it online, but here is one from Simply Recipes that is basically the same. Pork, tomatillos and beans are the main ingredients. Deborah Madison's Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread is my favorite cornbread recipe, from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, p. 647.

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Dan Dan Noodles
september 19, 2013

This is the second recipe I'm using from the SF Chronicle's spread on Asian noodles from a month or so back. Cold ramen noodles, sauce and a few sliced vegetables (carrots, cucumber, cilantro) should be just the thing for an easy weeknight dinner on a hot evening.

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Curried Chickpeas and Squash
july 9, 2013

I love Indian food and I love to come home to dinner bubbling away in the crockpot, so that I can pull off a homemade meal quickly after work, school, camp, baseball, soccer or whatever else comes between me and the stove. 

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