Barhi Date and Bitter Greens Salad

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We eat a lot of salads, as meals. So to avoid the lettuce, tomato, cucumber snoozefest, I’m always on the lookout for something new to throw in the bowl. A few weeks ago it was a branch of delightful Barhi dates from Flying Disc Ranch. Fresh Barhi dates–bright yellow and firm–are usually only available August through September, but maybe, just maybe, you might spot some still hanging around the market. If so, grab them. Continue reading

Low Sodium Oyster Sauce

finishWith summer coming to an end, I’m rushing to use as many in-season vegetables as I can. So we’re eating a lot of salads and quite a few stir-fries. I cook a lot of Asian food, especially Chinese, and I do love the convenience and taste of those bottled sauces. But even a dash of oyster or black bean sauce has an insane amount of sodium. Continue reading

Barley Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed-Peppers2We just got back from a fabulous (nearly) three week trip to Ireland and Scotland. It was wonderful and restorative time spent with good people, food, and… tea. Newly rested, I’m hoping to be a bit better at posting, but let’s face it–it’s summer–the sun is shining, and I’m feeling more whimsical than studious, so we’ll see. Continue reading