Do you sometimes get cravings for certain foods where substitutions just won’t do? A taste for a specific flavor? What about unsuccessfully trying to trick yourself into wanting something else, something you readily have on hand in the pantry? I know, none of that changes […]
Month: January 2012
Eating stem to flower makes me feel good and more importantly, tastes really good too. I try not to waste food and am always looking for new ways to use up the extras. One day, we were listening to the Splendid Table podcast and there was a quick mention about pickling broccoli stems. What an idea! I was foolishly throwing out and more recently, composting the stems before I knew about this fantastically easy and tasty way of transforming fibrous stems into a snack. The best part? It’s so easy! And quick!
Once you try it, you’ll be hooked. This method of making quick pickles of broccoli stems is versatile and lends itself well to a variety of flavor profiles.
After the broccoli has been sitting in the salt overnight, drain the excess water the next day. When the water is drained, add the above ingredients to the jar of broccoli, shake, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours to marinade the broccoli. Enjoy on their own straight out of the jar or enjoy as a compliment to a cheese platter.
Over lunch at the Flying Fish, we started talking about dinner plans and La Costanera Restaurant. I already had a place in mind for which I had been craving and missing for far too long. It was a toss up since we had only one […]
One of the places I love most in HMB is the Flying Fish Grill. They have delicious fish tacos (fried cod) and the best crab cocktail. The last time we were there, they were in their original location next to the seafood shop. This time, […]
wake up at a leisurely hour- sit around watching tv- get dressed while watching tv- sit around a little more- decide where to go for breakfast- take it s-l-o-w but make sure to count all the Prius cars you see on the way to Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto, CA. It makes for an amusing ride.