Budin Azteca

Budin Azteca

Budin Azteca Adapted from Diana Kennedy’s “The Cuisines of Mexico” (Harper & Row, 1972) adapted by Brenda Bell for the  Los Angeles Times, February 21, 1999. This recipe is to honor Diana Kennedy, who died this week at the age of 99. Diana Kennedy’s books and the...
Green Beans with Lemon

Green Beans with Lemon

Green Beans with Lemon Green beans are appearing in abundance at the market these days.  I recently bought some beautiful ones from Orozco Farm and used this simple recipe from Mark Bittman in the New York Times to prepare them.  I love the tang that the lemons and...
Uncooked Tomato Sauce with Penne

Uncooked Tomato Sauce with Penne

Uncooked Tomato Sauce with Penne Tomatoes have just begun to appear at this season’s market!  As usual, Malandro Farm is the first to bring them in, a moment I always eagerly await.  This past Saturday, I bought some beautiful, fully ripe ones and made my favorite...
Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad A number of farms are bringing beautiful heads of romaine to the market these days, so now is the perfect time to make a real Caesar salad. I recently treated myself to two in a row, using romaine from Green Tractor. I used other ingredients from the...
Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Leeks and Capers

Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Leeks and Capers

Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Leeks and Capers With an abundance of asparagus at the market, I’ve been feasting on it every week. Two weeks in a row, I used this Melissa Clark recipe from the NYT. It was so good the first time, I wanted more! I love the combination of...
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