Category Archives: From Around the World

Hoshigaki – The Japanese Art of Drying Persimmons

I call it serendipitous when I saw persimmons hanging like on a clothes line at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley last week. The timing was too coincidental as I had just been chatting with my friend Lakshmi a few days earlier about this drying technique, when she was sharing with me about a friend of hers who dried persimmons on a clothes line the Japanese way.

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Zucchini Chard Stir Fry Noodles

This stir fry noodle recipe takes our late summer veggies and adds them in a delicious stir fry dish. In this case it’s lots of zucchini, peppers, onions, and chard all cooked with Asian flavors. A one pot meal that is perfect on any evening or for a weekend lunch.

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Sweet Pepper and Caramelized Onion Tomato Pasta

Bright red sweet peppers, onions and garlic, tossed with marinara sauce, rigatoni and parmesan cheese. This pasta is yummy, comforting and packed with flavor. Add in a few chili flakes for a hint of heat and this is one outstanding pasta.

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