chamomile lemonade

have you ever come across fresh chamomile at the farmers’ market?  i love loose chamomile tea but the fresh stuff is even better, just like how fresh mint tea is so much better than the dried version. i found bunches of fresh chamomile at a stand in the hollywood farmers’ market, but with this warm weather i don’t feel like brewing hot tea.  and since i’ve been obsessed with different flavors of lemonade, i instantly thought... Read More

Grapefruit and Mandarin Oranges in Chamomile Jelly

I saw the inspiration for this post on Foodgawker a while back and the idea has since stuck in my head.  I wanted to make the dish with my own twist so I chose chamomile tea instead of white, agar agar as a vegan alternative to gelatin, and a mix of seedless Mandarin oranges with sweet oroblanco grapefruits, which are hardly tart at all. If you struggle as I do with sweet cravings, this is a lovely little snack that helps satisfy.  The flavors... Read More

a plethora of organic goodies

baby purple kale i recently got a job at an organic vegetable stand at the echo park farmers’ market (happening every friday).  i work for a great family farm with the most amazing selection of all organic vegetables.  they carry a ton of lettuces and dark leafy greens, turnips, daikon, radishes, beets, green beans, all different types of onions, fresh green garlic, herbs, vine-ripened tomatoes, and much much more. at the end of the day i... Read More