What I’m Reading in January

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week January is all about self improvement.  No cocktail recipes for me this month.  No sir. Like just about everyone, I’m trying to eat less meat and dairy.  To that end I thought I’d check out a vegan cookbook.  I’m hoping […]

My Recipe Book

Wow, there sure are a lot of people posting new and creative recipes out there! I’ve been struggling to figure out how my blog can be interesting and useful amid such creativity and craziness. It occurred to me that the best recipes are the ones that you make time and time again. They are the […]

Global Grilling

We received this cookbook as a wedding gift.  I love the variety and quality of recipes. Global Grilling – Sizzling Recipes from Around the World Jay Solomon Global Grilling has been on my bookshelf for a long time.  This cookbook offers recipes for grilling all kinds of meat, fish and vegetables in a variety of […]

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

This cookbook gets a lot of use in my kitchen and it’s fun to read. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield with Nancy J. Stevens This is one of my favorite cookbooks.  It contains great recipes, a charming narrative and fun illustrations.  It’s true that I feel […]

Welcome to Farmer in the Vale!

Hi.  My name is Linda.  I live and work in Silicon Valley California. My “farm” is actually my suburban backyard.  My yard contains fruit trees and vegetable beds, but no animals (yet). In this blog I intend to share recipes, gardening tips, and cookbook reviews.  I also hope to share the occasional garden or kitchen […]