kitchen concoctions

At any given time, there’s at least a half-dozen jars of pickles in my fridge. You’ll find pickles of all kinds: roasted beets, green tomatoes, nasturtium pods, radish pods. Notice a theme here? They’re either vegetables or the seeds of vegetables. Up until a few weeks ago, I’d never made fruit pickles but I’d always […]

December 7 2016      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Every fall, a casual stroll through our garden proves to be quite precarious. Why? Because the ground looks like this.

November 28 2016      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

Those of you who’ve cooked from The CSA Cookbook know that I love to use the odds and ends of vegetables in my recipes — in part because I try to waste as little as possible in the kitchen, and because these “scraps” are vegetables in their own right, full of flavor and texture. Chard […]

October 1 2016      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

Hello, friends. We are deep in the dog days of summer, and despite the heat wave that I hear is also happening all over the country, this is one of my favorite times of year. The ocean is warm, the backyard barbecue/pool party game is strong, and the summer vegetable garden is at its peak. […]

August 15 2016      3 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

As an official ambassador for Ball Canning, I’ve been developing a series of preserving recipes for the brand this summer. (Did you miss them? Click over to my first two recipes, Quick Pickled Roasted Beets and Balsamic Strawberry Jam.) And, I have another one coming to you next week in conjunction with a very special […]

July 13 2016      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina

I recently returned from a road trip around the Southwest and the Rockies, two weeks spent visiting family in Nevada, staying in an Earthship in New Mexico, attending a wedding in Colorado, and touring national parks in Utah. It was part pleasure, part work. (Though when your work is pleasure, it makes a photographically gorgeous […]

July 11 2016      14 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   En La Cocina   Libros   Viajes

The strawberries at my local farmers’ markets are going strong right now, and I can never resist picking up a few baskets after the vendors ply me with samples and smiles. My favorite way to eat them is right out of hand, or sometimes crushed with a little sugar and ice. But seasonal strawberries are […]

July 9 2016      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina