This is the best time of year to plant garlic, whether in containers or in your garden. All you need is some wide, deep, drainable space (18″ deep and 12″ wide) and sun (at least 6 hours worth each day)! We found beautiful “hardneck” bulbs at our neighborhood farm market. This type of garlic is […]
Bettina’s son Finn travelled to Spain this summer. While there, his favorite thing to eat was patatas bravas. What is it? Patatas bravas, translation, wild potatoes, is an easy, classic tapa (small plate) of potatoes oven-roasted in lots of olive oil until perfectly crisp. All over Spain, there are numerous family and restaurant recipes, each […]
In place of mayonnaise or cream, two ingredients we regularly use in our kitchens – when we want a good dose of healthy creaminess -are tahini and avocado. They have become “go to ingredients” and we have found lots of favorite combinations. At the moment, this is the one. It has everything we love eating […]
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For those of you who see us on a regular basis, you know the cookbook we just love right now – Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi. Yotam Ottolenghi is a renowned chef and author in London. He owns several “haute-couture, to-go food shops” and writes a weekly column for London’s The Guardian newspaper. What […]
Again, we were recently in the middle of another “eat this, not that” discussion on what type of fish is okay to eat. We ruled out some of the worst: red snapper, Chilean sea bass, and yellowfin tuna, but beyond that we’d need to look to our pocket guide by the Monterey Bay Aquarium or […]
Keep a sealable bag or a “scrap” bowl in the refrigerator where you can add vegetable odds and ends. Once the bag is full, go through it and pick-out what can be used for stock. Vegetables that have rotted will not work. Keep the taste of your stock somewhat neutral, unless you know you are […]
Lorena Barrezueta’s Gourmet dinnerware. This adorable wallpaper, not just for kids! Old-fashioned fun. The Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg Jessica Rust’s recycled glassware. Housekeeping basics – 36 step-by-step guides to every chore in the house. The mundane is necessary for sanity’s sake. This classic and very sexy video.