Category Archives: Food

Sauerkraut season

A friend is making sausages so I figured it was time to get the salt and cabbage and make a small batch of kraut, one of the easiest of the fermented foods. It really was simple. Cut up the cabbage, add … Continue reading

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Planting ginger

The ginger I had found at the Union Square Green Market and potted indoors seemed to have vanished into the dirt after a couple of weeks. An other-worldly occurrence. Luckily, later that same day, while in search of the very seasonal Zwetschgen … Continue reading

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Corn tortilla snack

Now that I am not quite as nomadic, I have taken a fancy to corn tortillas, here with some tangy IKEA OST Präst cheese, some bbq chicken and some simple salsa. Very yummy.

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Silver Queen sweet corn

I inadvertently picked up some Silver Quuen last season, white, sugary (su) sweet corn at the Forest Hills farmer’s market on Saturday, which has a much nicer mouth feel than the supercrunchy shrunken-2 (sh2) varieties which now dominate the market. … Continue reading

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Rocoto peppers

Aftering surviving an insect attack indoors this past winter and growing faster than the attack this summer, our Peruvian rocoto peppers (Capsicum pubescens) are putting on bourgeois and gorgeous new purple blooms.  Although not near as hot as thin fleshed … Continue reading

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Bar Virage, 2nd Ave, NYC

My project somewhat unexpectedly ended–I guess they all do– so on my last night I took my last PATH train to Manhattan and walked in the rain over to 2nd Avenue where I found Bar Virage and its Israeli small … Continue reading

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Braised beet leaves

I finally got around to finishing up the beet leaves that I picked up at the farmer’s market. A little bit if olive oil and perfect. Almost tastes like spinach with a bit more color.

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