July 29, 2013
The ol’ alma mater is still glowing.
July 24, 2013
One of the best things about being back in LA? The farmer’s markets.
Sure, there are a ton of open air markets in Paris, but a large chunk of the produce vendors get their fruits and vegetables from Rungis, a huge warehouse wholesale food market in the suburbs. This beautiful bundle of rainbow chard, on the other hand, was purchased at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market, from a kindly gentleman from Jimenez Family Farm, who informed me that no pesticides were used in growing it — “We use bugs to kill bugs.”
I used the leaves in a sausage and sweet potato soup, and was left with the vibrant rainbow stalks. So I pickled them. Waste not, want not, right?
Added benefit: after a few days, the brine leeches a bit of the color out of the stalks, making the prettiest picklebacks ever.
July 22, 2013
Please meet our newly-adopted kittens, Gatsby and Carraway. They are pleased to make your acquaintance.
I will do my very best not to let this blog turn into a cat show. But dang it, they’re so adorable!
July 17, 2013
And I’m back! I’ll have more about the move soon, but for now, here are some pictures from near work.