Archive | October, 2010

We grew this beauty

Posted on 29. Oct, 2010 by in Comfort Food

The bench is baywood. Mountain Man went down into the creek and cut a large bay trunk in half lengthwise free hand. Amazing how many naps I have had right next to my chard and pumpkin garden. The vine on the pumpkin spells homegrown and the heart shaped rock was our garden amulet this first […]

Hand Caught Lobsters off Topanga Beach

Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Locals call the Pacific Lobster bugs or crays.  I call them delicious.  Nothing like catching dinner, honoring the sacredness of the catch and the preparation.  First we thank the ocean and the bug then we listen with great attention to the story of the hunt.  What the waves, the visibility, the kelp beds, and the […]

Harvest Moon Soup

Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by in Uncategorized

I love the fall, the beautiful colors and all the wonderful squash that serves as terrific table decorations and taste amazing.  Harvest Moon Soup starts with 1 large yellow onion chop and saute in olive oil with a good teaspoon of salt.  Sweat the onion for 20 minutes with the lid on and over a […]

Simple Coconut Curry Sauce

Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by in Uncategorized

This curry sauce is surprisingly easy.  Add one can of coconut milk to a heavy bottomed sauce pan with one cup of stock.  Add 2 tablespoons of red curry paste, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce to the liquid and bring to a simmer stirring to incorporate.  I add about […]


Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Hummus is a staple.  Once it is sitting in the fridge it’s possibilities seem to grow. I sell this recipe at the local farmers market every week and my customers say they can’t buy it from the store anymore.  I have been known to create food addicts! Soak 1lb of garbanzo beans for about 5 […]

A salad without the lettuce

Posted on 18. Oct, 2010 by in Uncategorized

I ask my 9 year old son what is his favorite salad that I make and he anwsers “the salad without the leaves in it mom”.  He wants just the big chunks.  We had a few of his friends over for dinner, perfect time to make it except for the fact that I had just […]

Fresh Ground Deer Meatballs

Posted on 17. Oct, 2010 by in Uncategorized

What a terrific fall treat a big plate of ground deer meatballs.  I love the fact that ground deer meat has no meaty smell to it.  Mix a 1/2 lb  of meat with a tablespoon of  Celtic sea salt, 10 chopped fresh picked sage leaves, 3 cloves of pressed garlic and 3 cloves minced, ground […]