Quite literally, đồ chua means “sour stuff” — or Vietnamese pickles, in this case. It was a staple in my parents’ house while growing up, and eventually became a staple in my own grown-up house. It’s a very Vietnamese thing and reminds me of all the wonderful home cooking from my childhood. I can eat [...]
I have a dirty, dirty little garden. I do. I don’t know what goes on at night, but this morning, I caught them all in the act… the carrots, that is. The Well-Endowed
When I think of spring, I think of this salad. Fresh, green, earthy, full of life. Luckily for us southern climates, winter tends to feel like spring most days, so I’ve had the ingredients for this salad growing in my garden all season and this recipe makes perfect use of them. As the superstar of [...]
And the carrot on the left? Well, I don’t really wanna know what’s going on there.
You remember the Colossal Carrot in the lower right corner of this picture? Well, I harvested its twin the next day! That gargantuan yellow carrot did not want to leave the ground, and when I finally dug it up with a trowel, it was the size of my forearm! Between that and the Colossal Carrot, [...]
I pulled this out of the garden the other day. It is, quite possibly, the most colossal carrot I have ever seen, much less grown!
Isn’t it amazing how a medley of seasonal vegetables plucked from the garden this morning could go from this… … To this gorgeous garden salad!