Watermelon wedges

Watermelon Wedges I first discovered it at a restaurant called the “Red Tavern” in Chico Ca. I was able to pretty quickly deconstruct and recreate it. Watermelon wedges rinds removed or not, a pinch of salt, a dash of a ginger sesame vinaigrette (homemade is best but you can use store-bought too), a chiffonade of…

Cardoons and a recipe for Cardoon Potato Gratin

Pink stem Cardoon ‘Rouge de Algiers’ A ‘Food Forest’ or ‘Forest Garden’ is a design practice that falls under the broader heading of ‘Permaculture’. (The term Agro-forest is also used but I tend to avoid using it as it lends itself to a more commercial connotation)Within such a design plan one tries to establish layers…

Rose-infused Vodka

June is almost at a close.In honor of the flower most often associated with this month, the Rose, I offer you (those who imbibe of adult beverages) one of the easiest ever methods for really enjoying this flower.First, you need a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid (I like mason jars)Second a blossom, or two,…