recipes

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

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

This summer, I’m happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with Ball Canning, maker of the beloved and ubiquitous mason jars, as an official ambassador! Being an avid user and longtime lover of their jars (who isn’t these days?) means I’m thrilled to be joining their campaign and helping to educate and encourage others on […]

June 11 2016      4 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina