Friday, October 30, 2015

Aji Amarillo

I'm really excited to get into our first batch of fresh Aji Amerillo chiles. Having growing up in northern new Mexico, I'm a bit of a chile connoisseur. These bright yellow chiles are prevalent in Peruvian cuisine and I fell in love with them during my visit to Lima last year. Unfortunately, they are nearly impossible to find fresh here in California. While the Aji Amarillos are quite spicy, they are also fruity with a bright flavor and pleasant sweetness. It seems like as Peruvian food becomes more popular in California, local farms are rising to the occasion - which is great news for chefs!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Living Library Project

Today, we collected a few of the late summer fruits from around the property. Several of these trees are over one hundred years old, dating back to the early days of the ranch. Sadly, many of these historic fruit trees have seen better days, and we are starting a project to help preserve them. This winter, we plan to make grafts from our aging trees and put them on new root stock to cultivate a new Post Ranch orchard an preserve an important part of our agricultural heritage. We hope to extend this "living library" to include other rare varieties from homesteads and Missions along the Central Coast.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Our micro green project in the Sierra mar garden is looking particularly lush today!

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Bastardized Caesar

With the abundance of local anchovies being caught in Monterey right now I thought it would be fun to do an irreverent rendition of the classic caesar salad. This version puts the tiny fish back in their rightful spotlight!

Fresh Local Anchovies, Pickled Romaine Stem, Romain Puree, Garlic Croutons, Quail Egg Yolk, Crispy Bones, Parmesan and Meyer Lemon

And No- You can’t add chicken! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015