Something’s Sprouting!

For the past three years or so, I have not been able to get enough of super-fresh sprouts and micro greens from the Santa Cruz River Farmers Market.  It’s hit-or-miss, as the timing of the farmers market is not always convenient for me, so I don’t go that often, and the vendor who was selling them…

Each Spoonful Contains the Universe

Chef Carl Dooley poses with us at the Table at Season to Taste “Each Spoonful Contains the Universe” Thich Nhat Hanh Buddhist teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, in his book How to Eat, explains that practicing mindful eating involves paying attention to each spoonful of food that you place into your mouth.  We…

A Few Bites Missing

Eggs Benedict special with a few bites missing. It’s been a few months (sorry, more than a few) since my last blog post.  Working on my PhD and political campaign (running for TUSD Governing Board) meant that something had to move to the back burner.  Since this is a food blog, I guess the pun…

What’s so kosher about Hawaiian shave ice?

Kosher shave ice?  (Not shaved ice, as the grammar-geek in me is wanting to type, it’s actually called shave ice.)  This season, at Rincon-UHS football home games, the Kona Ice of Tucson truck has been selling Hawaiian shave ice, with 30% of the proceeds going to the Rincon-University Marching Band.   During football games, I am…

Vegetarian-Friendly (Not Exactly Chicken) Soup

Logan and I are both sick with bronchitis… she is going on 10 days, I am going on 8.  I have given in to the Jewish remedy… homemade chicken soup.  I was extremely disappointed when I purchased chicken soup to go, from a restaurant I will not name, as I was expecting actual soup, in…

Miso-Ginger Rice Noodle Soup

This summer, I spent two weeks in Boston, at a PhD residency.  9 of the days were at Lesley University, Porter Campus, which is in Cambridge.  On the first floor of Lesley, there is a corridor with seven or eight Asian restaurants, with every variety you can imagine… sushi, Korean food, Thai food… and… a…

Something New Popped Up

Yes, I realize my blog post title is “corny”… pun intended.  I will also admit to eating popcorn while I am writing this post… it seemed only fitting. I recently found out about a fairly new company, based in Arizona, called Kettle Heroes.  Founded by brothers Rudi and Aaron Sinykin, Kettle Heroes makes many varieties…

Vegan Pesto

We are trying to cut down on dairy this week, especially since Logan has had a touch of the crud that’s going around, with congestion.  I had a craving for pesto tonight, and was trying to figure out what to substitute for the cheese… the answer is, you don’t need to substitute something for cheese,…

Babka Like Your Bubbe Made

Mmmmmm….. Tastes like my Grandma Lil’s baking!  This package of love arrived at my doorstep today.  The owners of the company Small Batch Baking Company actually sent me their product via 2-day delivery, but Tucson having lost a postal distribution center, these goodies didn’t arrive for almost a week.  They offered to send out a new batch,…

Arizona Adventures: Bisbee Part One

The theme of this summer has been travel and adventure.  I did a few firsts, including first cruise, first time in Alaska, first time in Canada and first trip with my mom as adults.  Logan did more firsts than most her age, including first overseas travel, first time in many countries in Europe, first time…

South American Pick Me Up

Today’s post is simple… you don’t really need to know how to cook, nor do you need to chase down hard-to-find ingredients.  It’s a tea-type of beverage, called maté, which I was first introduced to my by stepmom, Marta Bercovitch.  She drinks a steaming cup of maté every morning, out of a silver straw with…

Avocado Hummus – No Tahini!

I signed up to make dinner for all of the vegetarians for the Rincon-University Marching Band, for tomorrow’s practice.  The direction I was given was to make something that would go with a fruit cup and a roll.  Hmmmm…. how about hummus for the roll?  I only needed to make 12 dinners, but I ended…