Lemongrass Miso Soup
One thing I've most enjoyed experimenting with over the past year is broth. I suppose the style of broth I'm interested in would technically be considered vegetable broth. That said, this isn't what one tends to think of as a typical vegetable broth - I rarely kick things off with the holy trinity
Feta Oregano Salad
What you can't see in the photos here is the river running just a few feet out of frame. You can't smell the pine and redwood or their sun-warmed tree bark. What you can see is a good lunch. We were greeted at my friend Bonni's sweet, little alpine cabin with this deliciousness. I thought I'd share
Pineapple Coconut Water
Once or twice a year, I buy a pineapple. It feels like a strange thing to purchase in San Francisco. Pineapples = hot tropics, beaches, bare feet, and endless summers. San Francisco = fog, wind, Victorian architecture, and year-round denim. I remember driving between San Diego and Northern ...
Coconut Broccoli Soup
For the time being the QUITOKEETO studio has no kitchen. It has a warhorse of a sink with two of the legs truncated, but that's about it. If we want to expand our lunch options to warm or hot foods, appliances need to be involved. This has become a favorite topic of discussion. The question is: if
Spiced Spinach with Walnuts
Simply stated, this is a spinach recipe you should try. It's an adaptable dish that downshifts seamlessly from main attraction to supporting role depending on the quantity of leftovers at hand. The jist: a hot pan filled with all manner of things that work well with spinach - toasted walnuts, ...
A List of Summer Picnic Bowls
This coming weekend I'm planning a break from the fog. If all goes well, there will be sun-bright days, star-lit skies, pine trees, bare feet, and eating outdoors. There will be a river. There will be a grill. There will be a cabin. All the necessary components for California mountain summering. ...
Favorites List (5.03.14)
A few favorites to round out the week. Let me know if there are any recent articles, books, or movies I shouldn't miss. I always look forward to your tips and favorites! -h - The Grand Budapest: Choosing a Hotel - Watching: this , and this - To eat: this - A collection of recipes - Thank you Amy ...
How to Dry Herbs
This is the time of year I find myself drying herbs. In part, it's because I tend to come across special, unusual varietals in the spring and summer - caraway thyme, pineapple sage, fresh coriander. Some will appear for a week or two, then aren't seen again for another year. Other times, it is the
Fig Leaf Coconut Rice
Claudia Schwartz is the lovely, charming proprietress of Bell'occhio , one of the establishments that makes San Francisco special. I see Claudia nearly every Saturday morning, early, at the farmers' market. A few weeks back we had a chat about fig leaves. I had a few in my bag, and she told me she
Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup
One of the things I've been working on lately is a little booklet related to QUITOKEETO . I think of it as a small 'thank you' to all of the people on our mailing list, many of whom we've been lucky to meet or email with over the past two years. It's a summer inspiration board in booklet form ...