Roasted and Raw Citrus Fennel Salad

One of the things I’ve been doing a lot of since returning to work full time is roasting vegetables at night, after dinner, while I’m on my evening stroll.

Isn’t Stalking Fun?

This week I’m co-hosting a weekly blogging event with my good friend Selma @selmastable that has become a fondly anticipated part of my week, maybe the only fondly anticipated part of my week these days as I am, ahem, up to my ears in self promoting and self-selling as I stalk out a job.  I’m stalking attorneys, stalking my fellow party goers at Fiesta Friday #50…

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Trout and Fennel Pollen

A few days ago we were taking a long walk through Palisades Park in Santa Monica, to the “totem pole” at the north of the park, then down through the canyon and back home.  On this route and throughout Samo Canyon there is an abundance of wild fennel (anise).  It’s everywhere and the smell is literally intoxicating.   Here in California, fennel is considered…

The Art of Supper: Avocado Walnut Tartine

I like the word “supper.”  It just has a homey, civilized vibe.  Supper was traditionally known as a midday meal, the main meal of the day.  Now that the standard main meal of the day is at nighttime, supper became dinner.  My best childhood grade-school friend, Annette, was German and when I would go to her house after school (almost every day) to watch…