Shiso Pickled Cucumbers

Shiso, also known as Perilla, is a floral tasting herb that is most often used in Japanese cuisine. Sushi chefs use Green shiso under sashimi. Ume boshi (pickled Japanese apricots) is cured with red shiso. It’s a versatile herb but not one that pairs well with...

Indian Spice Tomatillo Pickle

We failed on our attempts to photograph this relish, so here’s a photo of our cat instead. Admittedly, tomatillos seem a little head-cocky when in the chutney realm. But the farm and its abundance requires a certain amount of creativity. At first glance, the...

Tomatillo Pickle

The Bloody Mary garnish should be a moment of play. The responsibility of turning tomato juice and vodka into a cocktail is trivial and one is tempted ‘gun-it-n-run-it’ but half the fun is what’s on the toothpick. DETAILS Makes: 2 quarts Keeps: 3...

The Blood-shy Mary – Tomatillo Bloody Mary

Not every cocktail is a drink to be seen in daylight. But before noon? Those concoctions breathe the rarified air of the morning cocktail. What does it take to effortlessly enter the VIP lounge of the AM? You have to know how everyone got there in the first...
White Bean Spread of meh or Ah!

White Bean Spread of meh or Ah!

  Use this spread on sandwiches that have a tangy component. Mama Lil’s and this spread are the Thelma and Louise of condiments. This is also a great wine pairing spread – a lightly naked chardonnay does well with it.   Ingridients: 1/2 lb white beans...