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  • Pat Bitton Jun 6 1:21 PM - Comment
    commented on Linguine with Spring Vegetables and Orange-Saffron Butter.

    It sounds delicious, but if this is a spring recipe, I can’t help wondering where the bell peppers are coming from ... I’d substitute something else colorful that’s in season, like beets or carrots.

  • Pat Bitton Jun 29 1:45 PM - Comment
    commented on When you have a garden.

    My cardoon got completely out of control and is now 8 feet high with half a dozen flower-heads. But it’s kind of interesting to have a monster-plant, so it’ll probably stay where it is and get chopped down in the fall. After all, I know from experience it’ll be back next year!

    Oh, and I found a great recipe for carrot-top pesto the other day - another of those neglected vegetable elements ...

  • Pat Bitton Feb 9 2:30 PM - Comment
    commented on Tuscan Kale and White Bean Ragout.

    It sounds yummy but I’m allergic to tomato - any suggestions for substitution?

  • Pat Bitton Jan 26 12:54 PM - Comment
    commented on 52 Loaves.

    I leave tap water to evaporate the chlorine before feeding my sourdough starter. But it might be interesting to experiment with stream or other completely fresh water.

  • Pat Bitton Oct 13 12:51 PM - Comment
    commented on 'What I Eat' for you.

    I’m constantly amazed by the number of yummy meals people are able to make. Where does everyone find the time??? Here’s what I managed. I try to eat local as much as possible (and if not locally-grown, at least locally-processed).

    Breakfast:
    Oatmeal from Shakefork Community Farm with local honey and Humboldt Creamery Cream. Feral Farms’ freshly pressed apple juice. Sacred Grounds Peruvian Fair Trade coffee.

    Mid-morning:
    Local Honey Crisp apple.

    Lunch:
    Tuna salad sandwich on wheat bread.

    Mid-afternoon:
    Perfect Foods’ peanut bar (my weakness)

    Dinner:
    Frittata of dandelion leaves from my garden, Redwood Roots Farm onions, Warren Creek Farms red potatoes, and Huckleberry Farm eggs. Glass of Fieldbrook Winery Piccola.

  • Pat Bitton Sep 1 1:32 PM - Comment
    commented on Asian Pesto.

    I can’t get raw peanuts any more - our co-op won’t stock them since the contamination issues last year. Any substitution suggestions?

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