Go-To Chicken Pasta
What makes a recipe one you come back to again and again? For me, it’s important that my people want to eat it again and again. And happily. No complaints! It needs to be delicious, flexible and convenient. I should be able to change it up on whim or necessity, depending on what vegetables are in the house. Sometimes it’s the celery starting to look a little weak around the knees and I have no broccoli. It’s nice to be able to listen to what’s calling out to you from inside your fridge ...
Chili Garlic Green Bean and Chicken Stir Fry
June 30, 2016 | This week the wax and pole beans are coming in strongly. I remember that my son actually likes chili stir-fried beans at a local Chinese restaurant so I thought I’d try an adaptation to help deplete the big bowl of green beans that is on my counter. He loved them so much that he asked if I could cook them again tomorrow. Success! This one is getting written down. — Florencia
Chicken or the Deviled Egg?
June 26, 2016 | It’s Sunday afternoon and I am too lazy to go to the market today. However I have just agreed to host my parents here for dinner. They want to grill a tenderloin they have but I am left in charge of the rest of the menu. What can I cobble together? I am still sitting on a mountain of zucchinis, a few cucumbers, and two dozen eggs from the chicken coop. So here’s what I was able to swing: Chicken or the Deviled Egg? appetizer, fresh cucumber salad, grilled zucchini with ...
Zucchini Fettuccini and Hand Pulled Chicken with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
June 25, 2016 | Today I came home from being out of town for two weeks and the zucchinis were gargantuan. I also stopped by a farm stand on my way and bought some early season tomatoes. It’s a little early for tomatoes in Napa and they are not quite interesting enough to eat fresh in a salad, so I thought I’d incorporate them into a sauce instead. Here is the last minute dinner I whipped up after a long road trip and arriving home to an empty fridge. — Florencia
Quick Garden Chicken Stir Fry
June 15, 2016 | Tonight Nico’s friend is coming over with her parents. The two kids are re-enacting an episode of Chopped Junior. They will be making a dessert each so we have large bowls of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and nuts prepared for their mystery basket. But I still need to feed them dinner before we start the competition. Quick garden stir fry is my time saving solution and of course cucumber salad since I still have so many of them ripe and needing to be picked. -- ...