The Orchards of Concklin is a family-run farm since 1712. Viviane Bauquet Farre uses their super flavorful peaches to make a jam with lemon balm and Marc de Bourgogne. It’s a delicious jam with brioche, but downright superb with a cheese tray. Here you also learn how to make jam without pectin.
Classic heirloom tomato sauce Spaghetti sauce, homemade from scratch. Your ancestors would be proud!
What to do with so many tomatoes?! Having good friends who are farmers is certainly very inspiring when you spend most of your time behind a stove! But it was never as inspiring as when my dear friend Nevia, owner of Bodhi Tree Farm [link], called out of the blue […]
For the last several years now, one of my favorite tapas to prepare on Sunday afternoons is Pimientos de Padrón. Luckily for us, one of our local farmers, Bodhi Tree Farm, specializes in heirloom vegetables and has grown these tiny Spanish peppers very successfully. I must say that each year […]
Beet tops are high on my list of favorite leafy greens, and a quick way to prepare them is to sauté them with garlic and chili pepper flakes. (Leafy greens taste so much more flavorful with a bit of spice!) Served on top of toasted baguette slices, the tender, warm […]
To me, no other fruits evoke summer as much as apricots do. Perhaps it is because of my trips to Tuscany and Provence where I discovered how intense their flavor could be, which made the supermarket apricots I’d been buying all my life taste like aliens!
I love to serve these juicy, spicy burgers with fresh corn, grilled in their husks, and tender baby greens from our local Farmers’ Market or from my garden. Food & wine pairing: Syrah or Zinfandel with Portobello burgers There are many wines you could serve with these burgers: Cabernet Sauvignon, […]