For all those Kale phobic peeps, here’s a simple, healthy and delicious recipe that can be made year round. I’ve developed a love for kale salad over the past year or so and can never seem to get enough of these full flavored nutrient packed greens.
I knew that my African American forbears were rolling in there graves as I made this dish. I can tell you, you’ll never look at collards and black eyed peas the same after tasting this nutritious and delicious dish. Say a prayer and let the spirit guide you, as you cook this gorgeous fusion of collard and black eyed peas. It’s a veritable marriage of two great soul foods in one pot.
I discovered the lush Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta agricultural region and the city of Brentwood over twenty years ago. There were many farms in Bentwood then, before several were converted into large tract home developments. This area has had a rich agricultural heritage going back to the early 1900’s with major crops like cherries, corn and peaches. Sadly, many farms are disappearing and many families have tired of farming decided to move on.
Risotto is a welcome dish anytime of the year, I’ve been romanced by a dream of this Spring Harvest Risotto for a couple of weeks. Seeing all those fresh spring peas, asparagus, fava beans, corn and bright yellow squash blossoms at the farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay Area. I finally got my boys together one Saturday afternoon and we all prepped our ingredients and began cooking this delicious spring risotto.
I’m full of delight about this foodie film inspired by the likes of El Bulli the eponymous restaurant (rumored to be the best in the world) located in Roses just outside of Barcelona, Spain founded by Ferran Adria and closed in December 2011 at the height of their game. Unlike El Bulli the documentary, the Tasting Menu is a passioned homage to this famed restaurant.