Pre-Temperance Maraschino Cherries

I know, I know, all I ever talk about any more is cherries, but isn’t it comforting to know that despite all the changes life can throw at you, some things remain constant? One such thing being cherry season which always comes around this time of year without fail.
I specifically get excited about sour […]

Sour Cherry Pickin’ Los Angeles Style

Sometimes life is like a bowl of sour cherries… but I’m not complaining!

Yes you heard me right, sour (tart) cherries are now ripe and ready for picking in the Leona Valley (just North of Los Angeles, CA near Palmdale).  SOUR cherries?? you’re probably thinking, why would I want those?  Because, let me tell you […]

The Sidecar Cocktail

The Sidecar cocktail is said to have been invented by an American Army captain living in Paris during the first World War.  He was driven each night in a motorcycle sidecar, so it goes, to the small bistro where he helped conceive and christen this drink.  On those wintery Paris nights, having been chilled to the […]

Foraging

So . . . what do all of these dishes have in common?

crab apple blossom drops with Meyer lemon sour mix
warmed olives with fava beans and rosemary
nasturtium pesto
watercress, nasturtium, and miners’ lettuce salad with pine nuts and fresh flowers
and braised dandelion and nettle with wild mushrooms

Yep - they are all made from ingredients foraged […]

Guess the Connection

Here, dear reader, a little game while the next post brews — can you guess what all of these dishes have in common?

crab apple blossom drops with meyer’s lemon sour mix
warmed olives with fava beans and rosemary
nasturtium pesto
watercress, nasturtium, and miners’ lettuce salad with pine nuts and fresh flowers
and braised dandelion and nettle with wild […]