Side Dishes

Green Beans, Bacon and Caramelized Shallots

Grow a Second Crop of Green Beans In Southern California we are lucky enough to grow a fall crop of beans. With warm days still ahead the beans will sprout…

Hatch Chile & Potato Rajas

 

Asparagus Gratin

I love sweet California asparagus, especially the small early stalks simply sautéed in butter and seasoned with a little lemon zest, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. But for serving…

Tomato Confit

Is your garden overflowing with tomatoes? I always grow too many and one of my favorite ways to make them go a little farther is to oven dry them. Much…

Easter Potatoes

   

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

  Store these tomatoes in a jar covered with olive oil, use a lemon olive oil if desired. For a quick appetizer see below.   1         pound Roma tomatoes,…

How To Use Meyer Lemons

    The bright star of the season, Meyer Lemons are the sweetest lemons to use in cooking. Thin-skinned, juicy and brightly colored you can use every part of the…

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

How to Make  Mashed Potatoes!    (Easy Peasy) 1 medium organic* russet potato person 1 tablespoon Kosher salt 1 -2 tablespoons butter, REAL BUTTER, unsalted 1/2 cup milk (cream if…

Giardiniera or Pickled Vegetables

Applesauce

Ingredients 4 pounds mixed apples, choose a variety of sweet apples, wash, peel, core chopped into chunks. Apple Juice, real apple juice not concentrate or white grape juice (read the…