Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce

So in a completely unexpected turn of events: we got cilantro in last week’s csa box. Cilantro. In late March. My own cilantro is barely sprouting out in the garden, and I’m worried it won’t survive since it looks like 70 degree weather and no rain is here to stay. Honestly, without tomatoes or tomatillos…

Strawberry ice cream, the easy way

Ok, well, the really easy way is to just buy some, but this is the second easiest way. I found this ice cream recipe on Pinterest about two years ago and I make it quite a bit. Here’s the only caveat: it requires a bit of advance planning. I don’t usually crave ice cream, but…

Strawberries!

After another couple of heavy storms it is officially spring in Central California and that means the strawberries start heading into the stores and farmers markets. I picked up 3 pounds of organic California-grown strawberries this week with all sorts of things in mind. Tonight we had grilled chicken (prepped only with olive oil) sliced…

An open door

“Hi y’all did ya eat? Well, come on in, I’m sure glad to know ya” ‘Southern Voice’, written by Bob DiPiero and Tom Douglas, recorded by Tim McGraw If you’re reading this and you’re not from the U.S., find a map, and take a look. Many of our states have more square miles than European…

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Yesterday was St. David’s Day and we celebrated in true leek-y fashion. Everyone knows St. Patrick – well, everyone in the U.S. knows him as a reason to drink crappy green beer – but few know St. David. St. David is the patron Saint of Wales (and also of doves, apparently) and he has his…