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

Tomato & Pecorino Salad with Basil Flowers


A very long time ago my mother and I were having lunch at the venerable Green’s Restaurant, and though I can’t for the life of me remember what I had, she had an open-faced goat cheese sandwich. The reason I remember it is because it was dusted with tiny thyme blossoms. There was nothing more to the sandwich than thick rustic dark brown bread, bright white cheese, a sprinkling of greens chives and tiny lavender-colored flowers. It was gorgeous. Continue reading