Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

After two failed attempts, I’ve decided to give up. Who fails at grilling something as simple as fish? Grilled fresh fish is one of my favorite summertime, beachside eats, particularly small, fresh, whole fish like sardines.  I’ve had them many times while on vacation and when I saw them available at the fish counter yesterday I was excited to […]

Caesar Salad with Grilled Romaine

Caesar Salad with Grilled Romaine

  Are those sighs of relief I’m hearing from some of you who are happy to see a non-sourdough recipe for a change?  There may be a few more on the horizon–especially my how-to for establishing my now six-week old rye starter–but it’s time to switch things up a little. Besides the weekly bread I’ve […]

Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Salad

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Salad

  I always say I won’t talk about the weather on this blog but it’s hard to avoid when you live in California.  We’ve had such an extended dry season that, finally, the arrival of some rain has the entire state breathing a sigh of relief. Unless you’re my husband.  The discussions have gone something […]

Tofu Buddha Bowl with Ginger-Soy Dressing

Tofu Buddha Bowl with Ginger-Soy Dressing

Follow my blog with Bloglovin     My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary earlier this month with a visit to Carmel and Santa Barbara.  Since Carmel is a short drive for us, it makes for an ideal last-minute getaway.  Too ideal, in fact, that we seem to be making the drive once a […]

Spinach & Roasted Beet Salad with Berry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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  I hope you all had a fabulous Father’s Day weekend.  Did you fire up the grill for burgers and barbecue?  Or did you visit dad’s favorite restaurant and participate in his favorite activities?  My family drove up to Yountville and St. Helena Saturday for brunch and much-enjoyed quality time with my husband, my parents, […]

Crab & Arugula Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

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  I can’t remember ever craving crab.  I’ve eaten it all my life.  I even remember eating talangka (ta-lang-kah), tiny shore crab–whose bodies don’t get much bigger than a silver dollar–during my short time in the Philippines.  If I remember correctly, they’re prized not for their meat but for their fat.  Crab fat is a […]

A Trip to Los Cabos, Mexico (and Mango, Jicama & Corn Salad)

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  My first real trip (and last) to Mexico was in 2006.  After celebrating the wedding of good friends in Ireland, my husband and I flew home and stayed just long enough, about 36 hours, to unpack, do the laundry, pack again and take off for warmer weather.  We reconnected with our just-married friends south […]

Steak Salad with Mint-Scallion Dressing

Steak Salad with Mint-Scallion Dressing | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  The tart I plan to take to my family’s Easter gathering is now setting in the refrigerator.  There will be plenty of time in the morning for the finishing touches before Easter service then heading to my aunt’s home.  Putting the dessert together was easy–the bulk of my time was spent trying to find […]