Chilaca Pepper Sauce

This year I grew Chilaca/Pasilla chile peppers for the first time. The Chilaca is a long slim dark green pepper that turns dark brown when ripe. The dried Chilaca is known as Pasilla Bajio (little raisin), or simply Pasilla. The much wider, thicker walled Poblano chile is sometimes incorrectly labeled as Pasilla. The Poblano pepper … More Chilaca Pepper Sauce

Breakfast Tomato Bake

Some of my favorite ingredients for omelets or frittatas are included in this stuffed tomato dish: sweet onion ripe jalapeño cilantro feta cheese And of course: eggs kosher salt   A melon baller is a handy tool for hollowing out the tomato.   I put some precooked quinoa in the bottom of the greased ramekins … More Breakfast Tomato Bake

Tarragon Stir Fry

Tarragon is a wonderful herb, worthy of more attention than it usually gets. The distinctive flavor featured nicely with the mildness of yellow summer squash and tofu in this stir fry. This stir fry began with sautéing onion, ripe jalapeños, bell pepper, garlic and kosher salt  in toasted sesame oil.   When the onions had … More Tarragon Stir Fry