With lemon, orange, and grapefruit trees that are at least 10, 20, and 30 years old, respectively, this time of year is a citrus bonanza in my backyard. And though there’s no shortage of fruit in the kitchen, I hate letting any part of it go to waste. I zest, squeeze, and juice my way […]

March 27 2014      13 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Let’s just get this out of the way first — yes, I know grapefruit and avocado don’t sound very appealing together, but you’ll have to trust me on this. These two flavors are actually quite compatible and the resulting dip is light, bright and citrusy (not to mention addicting… it’s definitely not the dip to […]

May 30 2013      26 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

It’s Saturday. And tomorrow is Sunday — Cinco de Mayo, to be exact. That means you still have all day to collect the ingredients for this fiery cocktail that’s sure to light up your weekend fiesta! First, we have agave: 100% agave tequila (I prefer the bold, biting flavor of blanco for this recipe) and […]

May 4 2013      28 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Last week I had the honor of hosting Jere Gettle (as in the Jere Gettle from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, pictured at right) and Paul Wallace (the man in charge of Baker Creek’s west coast branch, the Petaluma Seed Bank) at my humble little abode. They were only in town for a day or two, […]

April 3 2012      16 comments     Linda Ly

Citrus season is in full swing in Southern California, and while everything in my garden is rather monotonous right now — green lettuces, green collards, green kale, green chard, turnip greens and carrot greens — I can always count on my citrus trees to add some cheerful pops of color. This is also the perfect […]

December 19 2011      8 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

I love putting together fresh fruit and herbal flavors from my garden. This is one of my favorite breakfast breads and tea pastries, so simple to whip up and pretty much foolproof. The tartness of the grapefruit is mellowed out by earthy rosemary, so the result is not too overwhelming on the palate. The wonderful […]

June 29 2011      9 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas   Hierbas