Monthly Archives: May 2008

Artichoke Risotto “Hash” with Sunny-side up Eggs

I love thinking of ways to use dinner leftovers for breakfast—specifically one-skillet dishes that can be whipped up in the time it takes the coffee to drip. The artichoke risotto was basic. Just a simple version with the hearts from medium-sized artichokes purchased at the market (braised ahead and then tossed in at the end). [...]
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Berkeley Loquats: Doesn’t get more local (locqual?) than that

I had my first ever loquat on Saturday. How did this strange and wonderful fruit escape me all these years? We were leaving the farmers’ market and a man with a milk crate full of golden fruits on gnarled branches offered us a taste. He was selling the fruits from his backyard tree.                                                                                                   I’ve [...]
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The Sunday Supper Roast Chicken is Back—thanks to Soul Food Farm and no thanks to the chicken wranglers

An old roommate of mine and I used to like to roast a chicken for Sunday supper back in the day. This was in the innocent early 90s before most people started asking questions about exactly how free a free-range chicken was. We fell for the friendly chicken names and marketing speak that conjured up [...]
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Salad Rolls: A cool lunch for a hot day

After a hot and sweaty bike ride to and from the farmers’ market, something cool and crisp was in order. These were surprisingly good considering they were completely unplanned. The ingredients were a combination of leftovers from last night’s dinner and new purchases from the market. The Ingredients:Rice paper wrapper soaked for 30 secondsLettuce leavesJulienned [...]
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Got Biological Diversity? Watch "The World According to Monsanto"

If Monsanto has its way, we’ll never ever see images like this in future farmers’ markets. (this photo was taken at a tiny market in Shreveport LA). Here’s a link to another post I wrote (on the blog that pays me) about the film. Not lazy, just being efficient. Please set aside an hour and [...]
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More Delectables from New Orleans: Domilise's Po-Boys

Things have been a little nutty around here. Lots of exciting new projects heating up. Not a lot of bloggable cooking going on so I’ll leave you with some more New Orleans food entertainment. This is Domilise’s way out on Annunciation. Our directionally-challenged cab driver had a heck of a time finding it despite phone [...]
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