Archive for October, 2009

Burdock root is a very familiar ingredient in Japanese cooking, and is apparently just as popular in Korea and (according to Wikipedia) Italy, Brazil and Portugal. It is low in calories, and high in minerals and dietary fiber. I was at loss how to explain the taste, so I’ll just quote from Wiki: The root […]


Ingredients: Turnips w/ leaves attached…………….4 Lemon……………………………………………..1 Salt………………………………………………..2/3 teaspoon Directions: 1. Peel and quarter the turnips (lengthwise), and then slice each quarter into thin triangles. Coarsely chop the leaves. 2. Slice the unpeeled lemon in half (lengthwise) and then slice each half into very thin half circles. 3. Place (1) and (2) into a sturdy zip-lock […]


Those who have been following my food blogs already know how much I like fresh salmon. September is the peak of salmon season around here, and now that it’s well into October, it looks like today’s salmon is the last of the fresh stuff. From now on, until next September, the salmon we eat will […]