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Majestic Medjool Dates, Stuffed

by Rhona Kamar

Must have been some brilliant god, sensual and loving, who bestowed upon us the Medjool date. Luscious and plump little orbs of tender, honey brown flesh. Caramel incarnate. These precious fruits of a palm tree are otherworldly, obliging us to indulge in them with a sort of reverence reserved for few other fruits on Earth. Only the fig comes to mind. Multiple Biblical and Koranic references as well as fossil records prove their ancient presence, … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Raw Kale Salad

by Rhona Kamar

    This raw kale salad has a lot going on. Texture wise there’s crunch, not just from the fresh raw kale, but from hemp seeds and dried goji berries. That finds balance in the creaminess of the dressing, a puree of super ripe avocado and olive oil. There’s smoke and heat from a couple of teaspoons of adobo sauce in the dressing; admittedly, the only un-raw ingredient in the recipe that could easily be … Continue reading

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The Four Radiant Jewels

by Rhona Kamar

  Pushing past June beetles and prickly stems, berry picking is done of love, a tedious process. One in the mouth, one for the basket. As it should be. Just like that, no washing. It’s a crime to eat fresh berries any other way but unaffected, straight out of the garden. But should an abundance of summer berries become your windfall, a sorbet is a preparation that will render a juicy, tongue stained pardon from … Continue reading

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Salads: exotic and splurge worthy

by Rhona Kamar

Can a salad get you excited? With beautiful roasted oils like hazelnut and avocado. Small crop lettuces. Spices. Fragrant small batch vinegars. Delicate, shaved vegetables. Got your attention? Good. There are so many ingredients that can take a salad from mainstream.. you know, the usual…to exotic and surprising. Take a break from Romaine. Boycott iceberg forever. Extra virgin olive oil is a darling, but roasted walnut oil is a deeply sensual mistress. And she’s not … Continue reading

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