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

Ah, ’tis the season. Even here in Southern California, where we don’t have as much differentiation between the seasons, I’m always surprised at the turn of weather when I’m no longer sitting on the porch sipping rosemary lemonade. Instead, I find myself cozied up in the kitchen, pouring myself a steamy hot toddy scented with […]

December 19 2013      17 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

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