Three Ingredient Fruit Salad

January 9, 2015

Three Ingredient Fruit Salad Serves two. 1 kiwi 1 tangelo 3 Medjool dates Peel and chop the kiwi, pit and chop the dates, peel and supreme the tangelo. Better to supreme than segment, tangelo membranes are tough and not so fun to eat. Combine all in a small bowl and squeeze the tangelo membrane over […]


Things I’ve Learned About Boysenberries

May 30, 2011

In January 2010, I planted, on the advice of my nursery-man, four little sticks. In the intervening year and a half, I’ve learned a reasonable amount about said little sticks, and I’m going to share it now. (: I am pretty sure that ‘long around September I’m going to have an addendum to this post […]


Offered without further comment: today’s post-rain harvest

May 17, 2011

Basics: Hazelnut-Roasted Fruit

January 9, 2011
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I wanted something easy and delicious to go with the catfish Mark smoked tonight, something that would offer a sweet and light, yet hearty contrast. After discussion on the order of “well, we haven’t had fruit today” (Sundays are hockey days — we have a tiny breakfast and then go out for lunch), I poked […]


I may never buy another grocery-store watermelon again.

August 29, 2010

This beauty is from my backyard. Sweet, crisp, delicious, with a sugary afterglow that lasts … mmmm. It’s so good you can chew practically down to the green rind. These are Sugar Baby watermelons. We only got two, because I accidentally stepped on one. /: The other’s larger and will be picked and eaten shortly […]


Sweet Peachy Business

July 22, 2010
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Along about yesterday, my good buddy Kristina came over with a big pile of white peaches from her yard. Kristina lives in Fallbrook, and she and her family have this fabulous yard full of citrus trees, avocados, and stone fruit. Every once in a while, she asks me if I want some. Do I ever?! […]


Peach-Ricotta Open-Faced Sandwiches

June 21, 2010

A few months ago, I read a cookbook called ‘wichCraft, by Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar. It’s based on the menu of the restaurant of the same name. The book’s pretty cool — the pictures are gorgeous, and what recipes I’ve tried out of it have been tasty. The emphasis, obviously, is on sandwiches and […]