Jeremy Strubel is the new executive chef at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica. He's using squash blossoms from Life's a Choke Farms, stuffing them with a mixture of squash, goat cheese, ricotta and soft herbs, and then frying them in a light batter. A recipe for his Stuffed Squash Blossom Filling is on the Good Food Blog.
Bill Coleman is the owner of Coleman Family Farms. Each week he has an astounding array of lettuces and herbs at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. He says in the springtime that sorrel really begins to pop. Most commonly sorrel is used in soups and stocks.
Music break: "Disguise" by Josh Rouse & the Long Vacations