Monthly Archives: June 2008

Full Belly Farm Wheat Berry Salad

The Cooperative Grocery that I’m a member of is a drop-off point for the Full Belly Farm CSA and we also carry Full Belly whole wheat flour and wheat berries. I haven’t made a wheat berry salad in years, but I figured I would just treat it like farro. I didn’t know that it would [...]
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How to Clean Fresh Squid &Thai-inspired Squid Salad

With more types of seafood becoming nearly extinct or too expensive to afford every day, I’m always looking for delicious, healthy, sustainable, affordable, preferably local seafood. Two of my favorites come from the Monterey Bay and fit all the requirements above: Sardines and squid. Unfortunately, both can be daunting to clean. I picked up 3/4 [...]
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Late Spring Pasta with Asparagus, Morels, and Egg

Completely inspired by the market last week, I picked up some asparagus and morels, not knowing exactly what I’d do with them. I was thinking risotto, but it wasn’t quite what I wanted texturally. I remembered an idea I’d read in newsletter. Sara Kate wrote that she cooks pasta and greens and then tosses [...]
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Hands-on Cooking Classes June 19 & July 24: Mexican Fiesta! Fun Finger Foods for Fabulous Parties

I’ll be teaching this in two locations this summer. On June 19th the class is at the San Mateo Whole Foods Market and on July 24th it’s at Kitchen on Fire in North Berkeley. Menu: Sweet & Spicy PepitasMango, Jicima, and, Pineapple Kabobs with Chili and LimeShrimp Cocktail Dip with Avocado Bite-sized Chicken Empanadas with [...]
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Pizza from a Wild Starter

I’ve been experimenting with pizza from a wild starter. I couldn’t find any recipes anywhere so I decided to just try it and see how it worked. I had a feeling I wouldn’t get enough rise without a bit of yeast so I used just a tiny amount for insurance. Not sure if it made [...]
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First Harvest Salad Bouquet

The first tender leaves of arugula and speckled butter lettuce started from seed back in March. I tossed them with roasted beets, goat cheese and Champagne vinaigrette.
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