Chipotle and Adobo Spiced Cocktail Meatballs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce

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  Backyard parsley in the morning garden light.  Happy Monday! On one hand, time changes suck. But on the other… it means we get more daylight, and more daylight makes both my edible garden and my backyard chickens very, very happy. We’re all very much looking forward to spring. …

December at the RGB | Braised Short Rib Hash

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December at the RGB (clockwise from top left): Meyer lemons. Kale. Sage. The black Silkie we had to give away because he started crowing. Parsley. The buff Polish we also had to give away because he started crowing. Lavender. Stattice. The annual cut-back on the massive fig tree. Braised short ribs. At Marché Modèrne in […]

Mozzarella Sliders with Aioli and Roasted Red Pepper Spread

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I’m beginning to think that all we do is experiment. While reading one of Kelly’s posts at Sass and Veracity a while back, I was inspired to make some garlic confit and aioli. The trouble with that is… what the heck do you do with all the garlic confit (about 3 heads’ worth)… and the […]

Caldo de Carne Seca| Tweakin’ the CIA’s Recipe… Because it Made Sense

…along with one of our staple pizzettas. This one had caramelized onions, prosciutto, red bell peppers, raw cheddar, chevre and shredded parmesan.

Two things happened this week: the cilantro went into bloom and the carrot tops grew taller than the yardstick.   Keeping that in mind, and not feelin’ like watching yet another Lakers playoff game with Mr. RGBistro, I went to my stack of checked-out library books for some inspiration. About 2 minutes into my search, I […]

Stewed Chukar with Smashed Potatoes

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Today looks about how we feel… gloomy and doomy. Winter dormancy beneath the storm.   It was so wet I opted for dried thyme so I wouldn’t have to step outside. Even the dog refused to do her business (we’ll see how long that lasts). Another good day for experimenting in the kitchen with chukar. […]

Panko-crusted and Sauteed Chukar with Garden Salad

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How did 2009 treat ya? For the most part, we were glad to kick 2009 to the curb at the stroke of midnight, but we do acknowledge that a lot of good things happened, too. Among them, Britta. Yup, a dog changed our lives. This post is dedicated to Britta, because without her, we wouldn’t […]