Remembering Summer with Homemade Blackberry Liqueur
When I lived in the east coast, salmon was never my favorite fish to fry. The salmon I had at local restaurants were mostly overcooked – the meat was stiff and flavorless. Health benefits aside, I simply couldn’t fathom why they are such a big deal.
Back then, salmon was just salmon. Continue reading “Recipe: Pan Seared Salmon with Nettle Pesto”
Last week I got a hold of a small box of Black Locust blossoms at our local farmer’s market. I quickly turned them into fritters.
I love watercress. Whenever I see them at the market, I buy them. They have a refined fresh grassy taste that’s reminiscent of spring – not as fibery as nettles nor as dull as spinach.
This 3-step recipe for making salt cured duck egg is provided by my friend Vivian, who has perfected the simplest method of making this Chinese delicacy.
I make a really good almond cake.
The day we visited Mont Saint-Michel, the weather wasn’t perfect.
So we made the best out of it having lunch at La Mère Poulard. Continue reading “Mont Saint-Michel – La Mère Poulard”
For someone who get most of her produce from an outdoor farmers market, I have to admit, this time of the year in the Pacific Northwest isn’t all that exciting. My favorite vendor of wild mushrooms and other foraged food is on a three-month hiatus. And there aren’t many choices of green vegetables, if any at all, to choose from.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a delicious healthy meal. I made this salad over the weekend. I love the nutty flavor and the chewy texture of the farro and the natural sweetness from the caramelized root vegetables. I highly recommend it. Continue reading “Recipe: Root Vegetables Farro Salad”