Archive for the ‘vegetables’ Category

1-2 pounds grilled wild salmon filets

market greenbeans, boiled
escarole lettuce, chopped
2 soft boiled eggs
1 cucumber sliced
1 red pepper charred and sliced
2 red potoates boiled then peeled and cubed
2 radishes quartered
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
mustard vinaigrette with shallots and capers (red wine and olive oil)

instructions: arrange everything on a large deep plate and pour the dressing over it
serve (serves 2 generously)

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In my back yard I picked these today and we will devour tonight

also the root is good as a tincture for liver cleansing

chop it up and combine with 1/4 cup vodka for two weeks in a tightly closed jar, strain and use with dropper after that in your water

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Fellini gets his pea!

Fellini approaches cautiously as john eats a pea and reads saveur

Fellini attempts to steal pea pod from john

fellini licks pea pod

getting closer

felini bites pea pod

and chews it


and chews it more

well maybe it’s not as good as it looked

peas, check out the ratio,empty pods galore, peas not so much

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fresh tomatillosjohn loves fresh salsa and these will be amazing, a great recipe follows…

fresh tomatillos

Tomatillo Salsa:

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed
  • 1 small Spanish onion, quartered
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced


Roast the tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and 1 tablespoon salt until the tomatillos are soft but have not burst. Add the cooked vegetables to a blender with the cilantro leaves and lime juice.  Taste and adjust seasoning with more cilantro, lime juice, or salt according to preference.

This recipe is adapted by me and John , from Tyler Florence

today’s find at farmers market

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