Pumpkin Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cheese Bread

  My town is a maze of jogging trails, linking each part of the neighborhood to the others.  It’s one of the things I love about living here; I’m only a short drive from San Francisco but here it feels like living in the country.  A fellow local might correct me by saying that the trails are actually […]

Lavash Pizza with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Lavash Pizza with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  I have had a serious craving for pizza for months. One would think that a simple craving like this could be satisfied easily considering how widely accessible good pizzas are in my neck of the woods. We visit our neighborhood Italian restaurant at least once a week.  As soon as the hostess greets us […]

Fennel, Sausage and Tomato Pasta with Rosé

Fennel, Sausage and Tomato Pasta with Rosé @lemonsanchovies

  Want to know a secret?  When I planned to make this dish there was a small part of me that imagined this might end up in the compost bin, uneaten.  Earlier in the week when I visited the farmers market the fennel bulbs looked so crisp and fresh that I couldn’t resist picking up […]

Sautéed Baby Artichokes

Baby Artichokes | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  Fueled by a burst of summertime energy, I’ve been feeling quite productive at home and work and was looking forward to clearing many more items from my to-do list this week.  But plans changed abruptly Saturday morning and I have to say that it was for the better.     We decided to join […]

Artichoke, Cheddar, Chipotle Spread

Artichoke, Cheddar, Chipotle Spread | @lemonsanchovies

  Nature called during the night sometime last week.  It’s not surprising considering I usually drink a full glass of milk or seltzer water before bed, you know, to wash down that little piece (or two) of chocolate that I just have to have .  I got up, reluctant to hit the pause button on […]

Asparagus-Salmon Fried Rice

Pescadero April 2013-7

  If you read one of my recent posts about wishing for a simpler life, these pictures would illustrate perfectly what I envision doing were I to drop everything and move to the rural coast.  It had been a couple of months since my last visit to Pescadero so I tagged along with my husband when […]

Stir-Fried String Beans

Stir-Fried String Beans (Chinese Long Beans) | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

  On busy weeknights when I want dinner on the table in less than half an hour, vegetable stir-fries become the default meal.  Brussels sprouts, broccoli, eggplants and asparagus are the usual choices but I’ve added a new vegetable to rotation recently–string beans (also known as Chinese long beans).  They are not exactly new to […]

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 […]