TOMATO

Juicy, slightly sweet and acidic, with a firm texture are the qualities of the heirloom tomato I am enjoying at the moment.

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BECHAMEL

Creamy, rich, and buttery, béchamel sauce is one of the “mother” sauces, or sayces meres, of French cuisine.

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FAT

Fat; we love it, we hate it, we crave it, and we need it. (recipe alert...)

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CHICKPEAS (recipe)

Tasted fresh green chickpeas for the first time; they were chewy and slightly sweet with a hint of earthy goodness. 

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BUCKWHEAT

Nutty and chewy, with hints of sweet, grass, and even some bitter; the flavor of buckwheat is an enjoyable addition to my afternoon meal.

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BLACKBERRIES (recipe)

A perfect combination of sweet, tart, and almost tannic; blackberries are a juicy and refreshing summertime treat. 

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