How to cook agretti, the Italian vegetable that also goes by monk’s beard and is Salsola soda in Latin. Agretti is easy to grow, too.
Nixtamal. Such a cool word! It is to Mesoamerica what hominy is to the United States: corn treated with an alkali substance to render it more nutritious, easier to grind, and, to many, tastier and more aromatic — think about the smell of a Mexican corn tortilla and that’s nixtamalization you are smelling. Nixtamal or
A recipe for nopales en escabeche, pickled nopales from Mexico. Prickly pear cactus pads, diced and piickled with jalapenos, carrots and onions.
Old school Southern tomato gravy served with country fried dove breasts. ‘Nuff said.
A classic cool-weather parsley pesto made with walnuts or pecans is a great early spring or autumn accompaniment to pasta, fish or poultry.
Salmon with avocado salsa. This is chinook salmon, California style. Simple. Easy. Fresh.
I hand harvested a bit of wheat recently. The process made me realize how much we ignore the grains that sustain us.
Angelica is a giant herb that grows wild all over the cooler areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Candying its hollow stems is a great way to enjoy angelica or lovage.