Category Archives: Richmond

First empenadas

I never thought I would be making empenadas but after we lost power from the high winds of TS Michael we had thawing meat from the freezer that needed to be saved so it was cooked up and put in … Continue reading

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Fermented green Sungold cherry tomatoes and Jaloro peppers.

It was time to plant the garlic so the tomatoes had to come out. Even though we had a power outage from TS Michael I kept the kefir whey on ice and was able to combin that with tomatoes, peppers … Continue reading

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Okra and potatoes

A Pakistani friend from graduate school had recommended okra and potatoes as a typical vegetable dish, so upon seeing okra at the City Stadium farmer’s market I decided to try a batch. Unfortunately, not knowing anything about what to look … Continue reading

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Moroccan chickpea soup

This Moroccan chickpea soup seemed like a good idea based on the chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes, onions and celery on the ingredient list. Unfortunately, the entirety of the cilantro, organic and original, had been vandalized over the weekend by hungry chefs … Continue reading

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Sorghum harvest

The sorghum in my soil improvement project has reached harvest maturity, so it is time to dry the grain before figuring out how it needs to be processed before cooking. This has been a very fun backyard project yielding seedheads … Continue reading

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Immature green figs

After a hard winter in Richmond, the new fig tree started late and produced abundant foliage but nary a fig had ripened. What to do, what to do? An Italian recipe combined green figs with onion, pancetta, wine and pasta … Continue reading

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Red beans and rice, central American style

After reading a New Yorker article extolling the virtues of heirloom bean varieties, and being in Jersey City with grocery stores plentiful with GOYA products, I picked a pound of Central American Red Beans, which I finally used today to … Continue reading

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