farmers market


HALLELUJAH!!! look at what a beautiful summer it is already!!! the figs, squash blossoms, all the stone fruit, the lavender... i am so overwhelmed with gratitude for all of these amazing alive foods!!! i have been cooking up a storm with lavender...sage...dill... and all together roasting veggies and some stone fruit in there.. a white nectarine... or chard with figs... try sprinkling some pistachio nuts or pine nuts... and you have a fancy, local, summer fiesta.... the wooden spoons are an homage to my kitchen...if you have a little space in your kitchen... maybe the space behind your sink or somehwere that is lifted above the counter if possible... put some things there you love & begin your's your space begin to honor it....

RM idea:
summer a clear vase or a big ball jar....(or go buy something you love) add water, some ice, mint leaves or basil leaves, whole strawberries...leave out with some sweet juice glasses...don't wait to get to the spa to experience some cozy love in your own kitchen. more to come... see you soonxxx

just another day at the farmers market.....

ocean loves to be with the gals from peacock farms where we buy some of the best eggs, nuts & raisins at the market!

ocean and i were at wednesdays farmers market & this time it was for dinner with friends...nothing fancy...i call it my fast food because it takes about an hour and i am usually rushing like a mad woman to get it all done before eveybody gets home.... it's basic, down home, rustic cuisine with a local flavor....  

at home - i love bowls and i love to create stories inside them....this time around it was leeks & brussel sprouts, these incredible purple artichokes (a few leaves & some heart), roasted rosemary yams all hanging out together  on a bed of rice pilaf.  on the side was a mixed green & edible flower salad with avocado & pistachio nuts...and a small delight of little pretzel crostini with lavender goat cheese & a slice of those amazing yellow tomatoes... wish you were here ... xxx

part 1: gathering (what i fed michel odent & friends)

this is the poster child photo of renaissance mamas... we can do it all!

eggs - 4 dozen
chard - 5 bunches
kale - 8 bunches
purple veined spinach - 4 bunches
2 brioche 
1st pick of springs cherries
purple carrots - 85
japanese tomatoes - 12
meyer lemons - 10
limes - 8

part 2: cooking.....coming soon.