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

I started a new garden bed last fall, and I didn’t dig a thing. It actually would’ve been pretty challenging to dig anything, as I started the new bed in an old bathtub. In my backyard! Four months later, the first plants seeded are finally thriving, thanks to the longer days. I inherited this vintage, […]

March 5 2014      49 comments     Linda Ly

It probably sounds ridiculous to those of you swaddled in snow in other parts of the country right now, to know that also right now, my most prolific harvest from the garden are these darling chile peppers called Filius Blue. It’s February, Punxsutawney Phil is telling us six more weeks of winter, but apparently California […]

February 5 2014      30 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

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

I’m a gourd hoarder. At the end of the summer, my kitchen is always full of summer squash and winter squash in different stages of maturity. I’ll store a couple on the counter, an armful in the pantry, some more in our laundry room… wherever I have an extra shelf for the various pattypans, butternuts, […]

November 8 2013      36 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

My mother-in-law grew a massive zucchini this summer. Or rather, she couldn’t keep up with her zucchini (as is always the case with those prolific plants) and before she knew it, she found this behemoth hiding in the vines. This baby measured 20 inches in length and weighed in at almost 5 pounds! When zucchini […]

October 14 2013      21 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras

The name of this salad is quite a mouthful, but not as much a mouthful as your first bite of this fresh and crisp, sweet and creamy, savory and buttery all-in-one concoction. In most recipes there’s usually a star, a standout ingredient that really makes it. But in this one, I can’t really choose among […]

September 30 2013      20 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas