In Defense of the Carrot Greens

Look, I know I’m biased. I just finished this dish not more than fifteen minutes ago. Heck, I’ve still got a small piece of carrot green stuck on my thumb as I type this very word. And these. OK, it’s gone. STILL. The meal—seasoned avocado on sautéed carrot greens and onions with soft-boiled eggs—was delicious.…

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Make Your Market: Mint Tea

OK folks, let’s try something a little different for this week’s episode of “Make Your Market,” the most exciting farm-to-table, farmers’ market culinary series to ever hit Balboa Peninsula (and beyond). Today I want to talk tea. “But really, Melissa?” You might ask, because you’re used to fun recipes you can eat for dinner that…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Let’s Have a Movie Night)

Sometimes, when late December rolls around, the temperature drops below 75 degrees in Newport Beach. Under ordinary circumstances (and anywhere else in the country) that would be perfectly fine but this is Southern California, which means, as stated in the official Mother Nature’s Guide to Orange County Living, the area must be ceaselessly sunny on…

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