Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Very, Very Good Berry and a Very, Very Bad Barry

There is really nothing quite like the fully ripe wine berries (Rubus phoenicolasius) which are now making their appearance in the lower elevations of the foothills area. These
bright red gems of sweet succulent goodness literally make my mouth water with anticipation. Kinda like the exact opposite of a Marion Barry...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

One of my Favorite Buds

Shortly before they emerge to display their beautiful splendor, the unopened flowers of the daylily can be gently plucked, delicately rinsed, dusted with powdered cayenne, lightly salted and then sautéed in a bath of simmering butter. That sounds like the perfect start to a quiet evening shared with one of my favorite buds...