Cucumber tomato salad

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FOR THE SALAD: 3 cups peeled and sliced cucumbers (1–1/2 to 2 English cucumbers) About 2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/4 cup julienned or chopped fresh basil, tightly packed FOR THE DRESSING: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 … Continued

July 8, 2020

The heat is on and we are waiting for the monsoons. We’ve had a few teases, but we are hoping the real thing will be here soon! As the fields surrounding local farms have dried out, the critters have started … Continued

July 1, 2020

July is here and hopefully the rain won’t be far behind. At least this week is a little cooler for all the growers out in the field. While the eventual monsoon rains will cool things off and give plants a boost, … Continued

June 24, 2020

Summer has arrived, and with it, summer squash! The first of what I think of as the true summer crops heralds all the other summer goodness yet to come. This is also the first week for potatoes, courtesy of Dave … Continued

June 17, 2020

I spent the last week rafting the Green River in Utah and it was quite an adventure! There were hurricane-force winds, freezing cold rain storms, rapids, a flipped raft, and lots of lizards. But we were definitely missing out on … Continued

Easy cabbage with leeks

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1 medium green cabbage 3 large leeks 3 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup chicken broth (or more) 1 teaspoon kosher salt (scant) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground) Optional garnish: caraway seeds Cut the cabbage into 6 wedges and then remove core … Continued

June 3, 2020

June is here and summer is just around the corner. Tomato plants are starting to fruit, stone fruits are getting bigger on the trees, and garlic is being harvested. But for now we can continue to enjoy the early-season greens that … Continued

Green garlic dip

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3 garlic scapes, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon dry sherry lemon, juiced ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 cup sour cream salt and black pepper to taste Place the … Continued