fruity tooty

The drought in California, which was officially declared an emergency by Governor Jerry Brown a few weeks ago, has definitely taken its toll on my garden this winter. What’s usually filled with hefty vegetables and verdant vines is a plot of seedlings struggling to get started and a trellis of peas barely hanging on in […]

January 29 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Every time we harvest our bananas (an entire bunch at a time), it means we have to clear some space in the freezer for the bananas that inevitably turn brown and mushy because we can’t eat them fast enough. While unappealing at first, brown and mushy bananas are actually the perfect ripeness for things like […]

December 23 2013      10 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I’m a savory person… which means that cranberry sauce is my least favorite of Thanksgiving dishes, but I still make a cranberry sauce every year out of tradition. I’ve created a different cranberry recipe every holiday from a boozy compote to a spicy jelly, but frankly, cranberry feels too dessert-y to eat with my turkey […]

November 20 2013      20 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

My feijoa tree is dropping less and less fruit every day, and I feel the end of the season is near. I managed to gather one last basket full of feijoas last week, which turned out to be the perfect amount for a batch of preserves. Now I know what you might be thinking… Noooo! […]

October 25 2013      21 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I’m back… back with another recipe to take down that new harvest of feijoas this week. I’ve been quite enjoying the feijoa salsa I made last week, but truth be told, I need a little break from feijoa-eating as that last jar is still staring at me every time I open the fridge. So, I […]

October 17 2013      14 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I have a beautiful feijoa tree in my backyard that’s likely 30 (or more) years old, and every spring it blossoms with clusters of small (and amazingly sweet) pink and white edible flowers. In the summer these flowers turn into dull green, egg-shaped and egg-sized fruits called feijoas (Acca sellowiana). They’re native to Brazil and […]

October 10 2013      27 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

With a title such as this, I probably don’t need to extol the virtues of why baked banana donuts with chocolate hazelnut glaze should top your list for breakfast this week. Or every week, as I might find happening in my kitchen… but only because my banana trees (or, more accurately, banana plants) have been […]

October 7 2013      27 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas