Lemonade Chronicles XXII: Know your sustainable seafood parameters

by Jackie Alfonso | September 9, 2009 • About 10 years ago, Steve Nadis wrote a great article that was published in National Wildlife magazine. It describes the circumstances that lead to or away from sustainable fishing.

I have not found a more recent list that is as good – but if you know of one, please let me know so we can encourage people to use it.

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On the road, again

by Jackie Alfonso | July 30, 2009 • Cold and dry weather does not make happy vegetables. My garden, and the gardens of many, are not doing well this year. Not warm enough for the heat lovers like tomatoes and squash, too dry for the veg that like cool weather, but the weeds! We can watch them grow.

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Alfonso mouth joke salad

by Jackie Alfonso | June 8, 2009 • This is great in summer – tasty and light and beautiful. The “joke” is that everything is about the same size and shape, with very different flavors and textures. Best made a day ahead.

Ingredients & prep
1 package good quality Orzo
1 bunch flat parsley
1/4 – 1/3 cup currants
¼ cup dry vermouth
¼ – 1/3 cup pine nuts
¼ cup fruity olive oil
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice

1. Drop Orzo into a pot of boiling salted water, clap on the lid and let rest 10 minutes
drain and stir in olive oil and lemon juice

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