Ajo Blanco Soup from Leon Happy Soup

Ajo Blanco Soup from Leon Happy Soup

Sometimes this recipe is confusingly called “White Gazpacho.” It’s actually tomato‑free, but does incorporate the stale bread of “authentic” gazpacho, a peasant dish that was decidedly not “upscale” when first created. If you were living in Spain, you would blanch the...
Cilantro, Raisin and Almond Rice [Not my Grandmother’s]

Cilantro, Raisin and Almond Rice [Not my Grandmother’s]

  Have you ever done something that seemed strange, maybe wrong, but you did not know why and you just did it anyway? I really never thought about it growing up. My grandmother did it, taught me, and always seemed naturally comfortable doing it. It was one of my...

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

A couple of days ago I posted a blog about Lamb Chops with Black Currant BBQ Sauce. It’s a great recipe. Just one issue: what do you serve with it. You see, side dishes are perfect only when they meet the Goldilocks criteria: not too little, not too much, just right....