• Chicken Tamales

    Order Your Indigo House Tamales

    Once upon a time in Los Angeles, in those far off days called ‘the sixties’, I persuaded (chivvied, nagged, bullied) my friend Lorraine to help me make 40 dozen tamales a week in my kitchen in Silver Lake. And it…

  • The Big Sort at Indigo House #2

      With the help of my son I decided to tackle the pantry first on my organizational to-do list. I’ve used a hall closet as a proto-pantry for several years. It stays relatively cool all year and thus the requirements…

  • Leni cooks on the Monticello Stew Stove

    I had so much fun a few weeks ago. I did my first livestream from the historic Monticello kitchen. I’ve always loved to cook on the hearth but this time I cooked on the stew stove while fielding questions from…

  • Indigo House Front Porch Dinners

    Dear Food Folks: There are only 6 more weekends to enjoy my fall history cuisine series at Indigo House. Welcome and enjoy the front porch of my farmstead home where you will hear the rush of the river, enjoy the…

  • Chicken shares at Indigo House

    Here at  Indigo House I’m going back to being a chicken farmer! I’m starting with a batch of 75 Jumbo Cross Rock meat bird chicks. We have had nothing but delicious success with this variety of broiler since we first…

  • Leni’s Hummus

      Specially for Chris – here’s my recipe for basic hummus. It’s more a guide than strict amounts but that’s how I most often cook. I see at the store that one can buy ready-made hummus with lots of different…