preserving

At last, I can see the back of my refrigerator. It’s been several weeks of feijoas in salads, feijoas on oatmeal, feijoas on pancakes, feijoas in Dutch babies, feijoas in banana bread, and of course, feijoas in chutney and pickles. I have no idea what this year’s harvest of feijoas weighed in at, but I […]

December 11 2016      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

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      2 comments     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

My basil have been going gangbusters in the vintage clawfoot bed. All summer long, the bees have been flitting about the fragrant flowers — dozens of them, to the point where you can hear a collective buzz as you walk by. Moments like these make me wish I had a beehive, because a colony feeding […]

November 3 2015      27 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas

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      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas