Mole Negro

Oaxacan Black Mole

On May 24, 2013 3 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

“What are we making?” a student asks in a highly critical untrusting tone. “Oaxacan Mole Negro.” I respond, avoiding confrontational eye contact awaiting the inevitable  judgement that middle… Read More »


Habanero Mango Ceviche

On May 21, 2013 3 Comments
In Fish

I love a little fruity kick in ceviche!  Yes Habanero peppers are hot but they also have a great fruity flavor which I adore. I will warn you… Read More »

Coconut Pastel de Tres Leches Cake

Pastel de Tres Leches

On May 21, 2013 1 Comment
In Sweet Pastry

Every week my oh-so-adorable Edible After School students beg to make cakes, donuts, and cookies. And every week I say: NO! Except this week – this week we… Read More »


BBQ Pork Loin & Spicy Fresh Plum Sauce

On April 11, 2013 8 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

I love Trader Joe’s for the value, but I hate it for the ridiculous amount of packaging and the lack of seasonal regional produce. Nonetheless, these black plum… Read More »

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Jalapeno Sauce

On April 10, 2013 5 Comments
In Fish, Recipes

I call this recipe: I Wish I Was in Playa del Carmen. Yes, I believe this would go quite well with a fresh lime margarita on the rocks… Read More »

Broa, Portuguese Cornbread

Broa! Portuguese Cornbread

On April 5, 2013 22 Comments
In Recipes, Savory Pastry

Digging deep into the regional cuisine of Pescadero with my Edible After School class, we have begun to unravel the origins of dishes that often grace the three… Read More »


Italian Sausage with Piquillo Pepper & Molina Tomato Sauce

On March 19, 2013 4 Comments
In Meat

Before I begin touting Molina tomatoes that aren’t even in season yet (I bet you gobbled up yours fresh last summer and forgot to can them?), I’d like… Read More »


Purple Lettuces with Fennel, Orange, Mint & Sour Grass

On March 18, 2013 15 Comments
In Fruits, Uncategorized, Vegetables

I remember my early salad days walking to school with my three best friends: lunch pails in hand, pig-tails with bows, blue jeans slightly flared, singing songs along… Read More »

Nettle & Green Garlic Soup on Grilled Bread with Olive Oil Poached Farm Egg & Bacon

Nettle & Green Garlic Soup, Olive Oil Poached Egg, Bacon

On February 18, 2013 48 Comments
In Meat, Vegetables

It’s Spring! Green garlic is one of my favorite ingredients and it is only available for a short time in the beginning of Spring. I’ve only seen it… Read More »


Duck Tamarind with Watercress, Citrus, Sunchoke, & Mushroom Salad

On February 13, 2013 10 Comments
In Meat, Recipes, Vegetables

Duck is a beautiful choice for Valentine’s Day… Having a few years of experience cleaning hunted duck of shot and preparing it in multiple different ways for extremely… Read More »