Tanya Tandoc: Bright Lights and Lentils

May 30, 2014
Alex, flickr Creative Commons


This spring is abundantly green and lush. My gardening friends are watching their crops of spinach, lettuce, and chard go crazy.

I love this time of year, when all the beautiful greens I adore are really delicious and tender. I'm delighted, because I get to cook with all of these wonderful ingredients.

My chef Kelly is coming up with some amazing recipes to highlight the bounty of the season.

Tomato Time!

Jun 29, 2012
Rachael & Zane Ross / Flickr

Last year was a miserable year for gardeners and produce lovers.  Everything dried up and died, dashing our hopes for juicy BLTs, sweet cucumber salads and fried zucchini blossoms. I’m a pathetic gardener and notorious killer of plants, but even master gardeners watched their efforts shrivel up and waste away in the brutal heat.