summer staple: peach, tomato, basil salad

The weekend is here again, and I'm cleaning out the fridge in preparation for the farmers market tomorrow.  This week was slow, fun, and spontaneous and I really enjoyed it.  I started working even more deeply on saying "no" to commitments when I felt like it, letting go of attachments to my (self imagined) "expectations"…

thai-ish crunch salad with peanut dressing

hello friends!  It's been gorgeous weather here in California, I'm just buzzing on sunshine.  All the spring feels over here- almond trees in bloom, fresh verdant green grass, miners lettuce, birds out and about, and lots of wind.  As I write this I'm laying on my patio in a pair of shorts and soaking up…

lemon-lime chia agua fresca

It's been a rough couple of weeks over here, hence the lack of posts.  Storms, eye infections, sprained toes + general pull-your-hair-out mayhem that comes with having two small children. This week has been mostly sunny and fairly warm (up to 77 one day!!) and all the fruit trees are budding out.  It seems that…

mexican style chopped salad

I love chopped salads.  There is something wonderful about the differences of textures and flavors between the ingredients.  This one is Mexican style with cilantro, pepitas, radish, avocado, and a lime vinaigrette.  I've made it twice already-once for me and once for family and it is a favorite with all.  Watermelon radish is a mild…