Umbrian Cucumbers with Sweet Onions and Fennel Pollen

Just when you think a dish is so simple that who needs a recipe, some bright person (or two) comes along and starts asking for details. Yesterday I posted on Instagram a picture of a simple cucumber salad.”Cucumber salad with sweet onions and fennel pollen. Unexpected and delicious. Dress with lemon juice, salt, and olive oil.… More Umbrian Cucumbers with Sweet Onions and Fennel Pollen

Finding My iPhone: A Story of Crime, Intrigue, and Bone Marrow

Today I took a walk to the Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax to buy dog food from Huntington Meats, when my iPhone was stolen. There are a lot of good reasons to shop at independently owned stores, but the fact that you can count on the nice guys who work there when you’re in… More Finding My iPhone: A Story of Crime, Intrigue, and Bone Marrow

Another Year, Another Pot of Lentils

And in honor of great new beginnings, the best darned holiday food I know: Lentils, redux. I’m not superstitious, but I do appreciate when certain superstitions give me an excuse to do something I want to do anyway. In Italy, lentils, called lenticchie (pronounced “len-TEA-ki-yay”) are traditionally eaten for New Year because they are supposed to bring… More Another Year, Another Pot of Lentils