greens

With weeks of recipe developing still ahead of me for my forthcoming cookbook, the recipes on the blog have been waning — mostly because at the end of a long day in the kitchen, the last thing I want to do is cook some more. It’s a little ironic that after making all these beautiful, […]

March 17 2014      5 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras

Lately I’ve been lamenting the fact that my friends with kids are all saying summer’s almost over, just because their kids are back in school soon. Come on, people. It’s only August! I sometimes don’t even consider it summer until this time of year, when it’s still daylight at 8 pm, the ocean is warm […]

August 5 2013      42 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín   Leguminosas   Semillas   Verduras

True French sorrel (Rumex scutatus) is one of those things in my garden that’s very underused, but when I do use it, I wonder why I don’t do it more often.

July 22 2013      12 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas   Jardín

We’re often told that once a brassica bolts, that signals the end of its life. But to me, those first few kale buds (also known as kale raab) are the start of a new life — in the form of edible flowers that are surprisingly tender and sweet (especially if you’ve had a very cold […]

July 8 2013      27 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Jardín   Verduras

Kimchi is one of those things that seems so exotic but is so ridiculously easy to make at home — and fresh, homemade kimchi is infinitely better tasting than anything you can buy from the market.

July 2 2013      50 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras

I have a love/hate with carrot tops. The feathery greens — and I’m talking the good stuff from homegrown carrots or farmers’ market carrots, not the sad, wilty greens you sometimes find attached to carrots in supermarkets — are packed with potassium and other vitamins and minerals, more than what you’ll find in the roots […]

June 27 2013      36 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras

Every spring and fall, I grow a beautiful bed of komatsuna (Brassica rapa var. perviridis), a type of Japanese mustard green related to turnip and rapini. It’s the fastest growing green in my garden (ready to harvest as baby greens within three weeks, fully mature by five weeks), and its spicy, mustardy leaves can be […]

June 19 2013      26 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras