Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

We harvest bok choy at various stages of development; mature and baby (a couple weeks old).  Baby bok choy is far more delicate in flavor and texture than in its mature stage but is still robust enough to cook in braises, stews, or stir-fry…just put them in later rather than earlier. Note:  Stir-frying is a high heat, short cooking time technique that does not “cook” … Continue reading Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

Stir-fried Bok Choy with Black Bean and Garlic Sauce

The weather in South Florida this time of year is perfect for growing bok choy, a winter hardy, mildly flavored, type of Chinese cabbage. As a member of the cabbage family, bok choy has the great nutritional properties of cruciferous vegetables. Bok choy is delicious raw, and it also is often cooked in dishes like stir-fry, which is what we chose to do here. Because of its … Continue reading Stir-fried Bok Choy with Black Bean and Garlic Sauce

Full Moon Salad

We created this salad on the December full moon. This uses similar ingredients as in the fresh toppings in Posole, which is a classic Mexican soup that we love. Instead of the traditional radishes and green cabbage, we use turnips and bok choy. Posole often is served on special occasions, and a full moon in December is cause for celebration, bringing in a little more light when the days … Continue reading Full Moon Salad