Hierbas

Fennel is found in the wild all over California, and much to my amazement, many people consider it a weed… an aromatic, anise-flavored weed. I grew a small patch of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) in my garden this past spring, but my neighbor across the street has fennel growing en masse on his property. Every summer, […]

July 28 2014      11 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Hierbas   Jardín

I’ve often thought green garlic was a culinary secret that only gardeners appreciated. Green garlic (also called spring garlic or baby garlic) is simply a young, immature bulb that hasn’t yet divided. It looks like an overgrown scallion or a small leek, and in fact it tastes like a cross of the two, with a […]

June 24 2014      13 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín   Verduras

One of my favorite things about fall is the smell of burning wood and bonfires. Whether it comes from a backyard chimenea or a wood-burning stove, I’m always anxious for the temperature to drop a few degrees just so I can light a fire at home. I mostly keep it low-fi and light some crumpled newspaper […]

November 26 2013      22 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Proyectos

A couple years ago, I took a three-week holiday through Europe with my mom. We circled Western Europe and toured 9 countries in total (10 if you count the Vatican), zipping across channels and cities and countrysides, starting in London and ending in Amsterdam. (Has anyone ever flown out of Amsterdam’s airport? I don’t think […]

November 22 2013      26 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Hierbas   Verduras   Viajes

Living in such a mild climate means I’m lucky to have fresh herbs year-round, growing in the ground and staying as fragrant in winter as they do in summer. I almost always use fresh herbs in all my cooking, but there are times when I’ll reach for my dried herbs — oregano being one of […]

October 30 2013      32 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas

I still remember the day I sowed my wild zaatar oregano seeds. I even wrote about them (third post ever on the blog!). They took a while to germinate and an even longer while to grow into dainty little seedlings, but three years later, those seedlings have thrived into a shrub (more like a few […]

October 3 2013      14 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín

It really is a blessing to be able to walk around the yard, basket in hand, and harvest all my meals for the day. It’s like grocery shopping in my own home, and it’s my absolute favorite thing about having an edible garden. While this can be done almost any time of year, the shoulder […]

September 27 2013      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas   Verduras