Jun 19, 2009

Ham and Arugula Wraps

I adapted this recipe from Everyday Foods magazine. I couldn't find the recipe when I was ready to make these wraps to take to the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, so I improvised slightly (adding the rosemary) and made the wraps from memory. I couldn't make the cheese stretch to 4 wraps as guided in the original recipe, but these were very good and well praised by my friends. A handy lunch idea, too!


4 oz goat cheese, room temperature
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp finely minced fresh rosemary
3 lavash bread wraps
1 lb thinly sliced ham
1 bunch arugula, trimmed


  • In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese with the lemon zest and rosemary, and mix well.

  • Spread the wraps with goat cheese and top with ham and arugula. Roll up and cut in two, or into slices. Wrap with plastic wrap or waxed paper and refrigerate for up to one day.

Serves 3. Enjoy!

Jun 10, 2009

Urban Foraging

I thought this article in the New York Times about Urban Foraging was really interesting.

As I walked around my neighborhood last summer, I saw a neighbors yard that held a full tree of ripe apricots that they didn't seem to be eating. I thought of asking them for some, or of offering something from my own yard in exchange!

So it seems that some people are already doing that, and I think it's great. It helps us use the harvest wisely, it helps us share, and it could help build a sense of community!

I think I'll look around the neighborhood a little more...


Make sure you ask first!

For more info on apricots, go here.