Still deeply inspired by Nancy Singleton Hachisu’s “Japanese Farm Food.” One of the greatest things I’ve taken from her book is the concept of raw okra, drizzled with a bit of thin soy sauce. It’s rather difficult to grow here but I found this red variety grown in Chico. Paired with blanched green beans from the garden tossed in sesame and mirin, grilled albacore from Hawaii, and a ponzu-type sauce of thin soy mixed with meyer lemon and bird’s eye chilies delivered to me by my sister from the bountiful Irvine farmer’s market. We finished the meal with sliced white nectarines at peak sweetness and blackberries from right outside, with a drizzle of half and half.
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