Cracking Sea Urchin into Uni

This experiment has been gearing up in the last few months. First, I was invited to a dive where we would harvest sea urchins in the morning and eat them for lunch. Then I was at the farmer’s market, and saw a woman buying a few of them. I wanted to get one, but she […]

Farmer Market Finds: Pink Lemons

I found these in November 4th. They are the size of a very large limes, pink inside and striped outside. They taste like lemons despite looking like grapefruit. I used these to make lemon poppy seed and almond cookies.

Blue Eggs….

Farmers Market Finds At the farmers market I found these multicolored eggs. I was especially taken with the blue ones. The vendor said blue eggs were from Americana chickens, while there we Easter Egrets, Rhode Island Red, and Black Copper birds as well. He said that they tasted all the same, but some people felt […]

Farmer’s Market Finds (Third Week of September.)

Eggplants continue to be in season and I bought three different kinds to continue my eggplant comparisons. This week its Italian, Blanca Rosa, and the person at the stall didn’t know the name for the small purples ones. I came across a breed of beautifully striped heirloom tomatoes I’ve never tried before. I got lovely […]

This Week’s Farmer’s Market Finds

This week’s farmer market excursion includes our staples: our weekly order of cashew yogurt, our berry packet, and our mixed greens. Plus a bunch of ordinary kale, some cilantro and a red onion. Chuy our berry guy’s farm had made some black-raspberry Jam, which turned out not to be black-raspberry which I had never heard […]

Grapes

It’s grape season… I want to think of a grape recipe that’s not salad? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sunny Skies Kitchen (@sunnyskieskitchen)

Off Bloom Mandarins (California 2015)

California is in a drought (2015) and the weather being erratic has caused a number of problems with the produce. Some vegetables were in short supply or destroyed. The lemon yield didn’t come, I had to buy them imported from the supermarket (with wax all over them, sigh). But “off bloom” mandarin were an unexpected surprise this […]