Edible Landscape Update
This is a corner of my yard. I’m trying to make the whole yard, front and back, into an edible landscape. In our garden we’re growing artichokes, kale, heirloom tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, various lettuces, fennel, cucumbers, squash, chard, celery, beans, cilantro, parsley, tarragon, basil, bok choy, peppers, various edible flowers, eggplant, and peas. Soon to be planted...
Easter Dinner Party
We had a really fun Easter dinner party the other day. I made braised New Zealand lamb shanks and they came out really yummy. I used this basic recipe from the Allrecipes website. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Heavenly-Lamb-Shanks/Detail.aspx I highly recommend this dish for a dinner party because it cooks for 3 hours in the oven and you barely have to do anything after searing the meat. I...
Tomato and Red Lentil Soup
We used to get this tangy soup all the time at Reza’s restaurant in Chicago. They serve it before the main course with pita bread & feta cheese. It’s hearty & healthy and has the tang of lemon and sumac! Yum, yum yum. In 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil, saute 1 medium onion, chopped, 1 large stalk celery, chopped, 1 medium carrot, chopped, 2 cloves garlic, minced. Cook...
I love Samosas! We used to get these on Devon Ave when I lived in Chicago. We’d go to Devon to buy cotton Sari fabric to make beautiful cottony summer fashions. You get hungry the minute you walk onto the street. All the aromas from the various restaurants are so heavenly! We’d shop for fabric, then we’d go to one of the Indian take out places and feast on these. The coconut...