Toyon, also known as Christmas Berry or California Holly, is a popular tree in Santa Cruz Mountains and in full bloom this month. 305/365
Chicken Marsala with reduced Marsala wine, infused with porcini mushrooms. - 301/365 I've made a lot of different versions of Chicken Marsala. Most recipes call for only one pan and are relatively fast and easy to make. This recipe calls for a lot of pots/pans but it's the worth effort. Building flavors independently always trumps […]
Italian Meatball Soup with Escarole and Bone Broth - 294/365 Winter is my favorite food season. It's been raining hard here this weekend and you just can't go wrong with this soul-warming comfort food soup. It can be done on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. Save a few meatballs for your pups, Internet! […]
Solanum nigrum, garden huckleberry - 290/365 I often find nightshades (Solanaceae) all over my neighborhood in Santa Cruz mountains. Sometimes they are growing wild, like this garden huckleberry above. Other times I see them intentionally planted as hedges such as the flowering potato vine below.
Absence of Evidence is not Evidence - 289/365 Each day I walk the forest trails in back of my house and I inevitably walk through 1 or 2 strands of errant spider webbing. It's impossible for anyone to see it, but I can feel it on my face or bare arms in the summer. No […]
Craving. 287/365 I had a serious taco craving, Internet. And being gluten-free didn't slow me down. Tacos in Butter Bib lettuce is just as delicious as the corn stuff. Plus you can eat a lot more! And who doesn't love a lot more tacos? Mr. Wild Dingo gave this two thumbs up. He loves […]
Leaf - 281/365 Recently, I started calling my chronic illness Lyme-MSIDS, a named coined by Dr. Richard Horowitz who's treated thousands of Lyme patients successfully. Lyme-MSIDS stands for Lyme-Multi-System Infectious Disease Syndrome. The reason Lyme patients don't get better is because there are more things at play such as co-infections, immune dysfunction and multiple systems in the body, […]