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 […]

Peppery Spring Salad

Peppery Spring Salad-3

  It was going to be a lunch for one.  Because I decided to pop in to the office for an hour or two to finish some work (I don’t normally work Thursdays), my husband spent the bulk of the day with one of his buddies.  By the time  my weekend officially started at 1 […]

Thai-Style Baked Turkey Patties with Cabbage Slaw

Thai-Style Baked Turkey Patties with Cabbage Slaw-3

  It was a weekend of heavy dinners for me.  I seem to have made up for the (self-imposed) absence of beef in my diet at home by having steak with my girlfriends Friday night and a burger with other friends Saturday night.  By the time Sunday rolled around I was ready for something a […]