En La Cocina

I’ve always been fascinated by fermentation in its many forms, from the souring of cabbage in sauerkraut to the souring of grains in a whole-grain feed made for chickens. The sourness happens through the proliferation of Lactobacilli in your food, and simply by letting this good bacteria accumulate over a few days or a few […]

August 29 2014      7 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

If you’ve made my lemongrass-ginger syrup, you’re probably wondering what else you can do with it besides pouring bottomless lemongrass-ginger ales. (Not that there’s anything wrong with bottomless lemongrass-ginger ales!) So, how about a spritzy white sangria filled with all of our favorite flavors of summer: tangy lemongrass, zippy ginger, juicy peach, and a hearty […]

August 15 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Of all the cookbook shoots Will and I worked on over the course of five months, the two weeks that we spent in Northern California this past spring were among my favorite… and mostly because it felt like we were vacationing, not working. I mean, when your office for the week is on top of […]

August 6 2014      11 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Trabajo

I propagated a few store-bought lemongrass stalks a few years ago when I first moved into my house, and every year since then, they’ve been the gift that keeps on giving, year round. Each little lemongrass plant (which began its life as a clump of three rooted stalks) has grown into a wild-looking shrub with […]

August 3 2014      33 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas

Before a cookbook was ever even a glimmer in the back of my mind, I’d always envisioned cookbook shoots to be high-intensity, elaborate affairs requiring a village to create. And in some cases, this is true. My hubby Will used to recount that in his early days of photography, fresh out of school, he assisted […]

July 23 2014      14 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Trabajo

Bug (short for Bebe pug) is my 11-year-old second-born daughter. (The first being my 12-year-old pug.) She’s a purebred, born from a line of AKC champion pugs, but with that came the typical hereditary joint diseases of overly bred “perfect” pugs. Don’t get me wrong; Bug is perfect in every which way and I wouldn’t […]

July 14 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Casa   En La Cocina

I have a new favorite guacamole. It’s hard to pry my greedy hands away from my previous favorite, Grapefruit Guacamole (especially with my garden laden with grapefruits and avocados right now), but I have to say that this concoction kind of tops it. I’ve always been a fan of cooked avocado (as you might remember […]

July 9 2014      11 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas