apples and home: by J

appleI’m loving the beautiful local apples, just in season.

I’ll be away all next week and taking a little break from the blog, heading back home to Vancouver. I hope you all have a great week!

xo J

 

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soba and greens: by J

sobaandgreensThe warmer days are perfect for cold noodle salads. One of my favorite is cold soba noodles with seasonal greens, in this case sugar snap peas and bok choy, with tofu and chives.

Cook the soba according to the directions, they should be firm, but tender, and rinsing them well with cool water ensures the noodles aren’t too sticky or gummy.

Soba noodles if 100% soba are gluten free, but make sure to read the ingredient lists if this is important to you, as 100% buckwheat are harder to find and generally quite a bit more expensive.

I season to taste with soy sauce, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil.

xo J

spring frittata: by J

asparagusfrittataI’m really happy spring is here. Weather wise, San Francisco is pleasant for most of the year, but the seasonal produce is what I’m most excited for. I made a quick asparagus and new potato frittata with pasture raised eggs and flowering chives.

I sautĂ©ed roughly 6 stalks of asparagus with a touch of butter for a few minutes, added 4-5 sliced previously boiled leftover new potatoes, salt and pepper to taste and poured over 3 eggs beaten with a handful of chopped chives. I baked it at 350 for about 17 minutes until mostly set with a little looseness in the egg at the center, which will firm up once out of the oven. But keep an eye on it after about 10 minutes as you really don’t want to overcook the eggs.

Serve alone or with toasted baguette, or anything else you’d like. It would also be fantastic with the addition of fresh ricotta, soft goats cheese, or any other kind of cheese you love and have on hand.

xo J