My husband does not like beets. I often get them in my Talley Farms CSA box so I tend to make beet dishes when I am going to events without him or inviting the ladies over. I saw this intriguing beet recipe in the cookbook that I was studying for Cookbook Club and decided, what a perfect time to utilize my beets and try something … Read more Off The Charts – A Beet Recipe that will Amaze You!
If you’re like most people, you probably leave the end piece of crust on the plate when eating a piece of quiche. Why eat the extra calories with that last dry piece of crust that lacks the nice gooey insides, right? Well you aren’t going to do that with this quiche. This tender, sweet-potato crust is luscious to the last bite. Just wait till you … Read more Sweet Potato Crust transforms this Quiche into something Spectacular!
I was doing my daily food research online the other day and got an urge to try something that I had yet to do. I wanted to make my own homemade tortillas. So I went onto smile.amazon.com and ordered myself some masa harina and a tortilla press! This inspired another interest in making homemade beans instead of using the usual canned variety. Although there are … Read more A Vegetarian Mexican Feast!
I sincerely apologize to my blog readers as I have been otherwise occupied much of the time lately. Over the last several months I have been volunteering my time helping to run a local restaurant out at Lake Nacimiento. It has been quite an undertaking scooping up most of my extra time and energy! Hence my lack of authorship as of late for my personal … Read more Where Have I Been Lately?
This was not my first rodeo…so to speak. I had previously been a fan of Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek, AZ. When I heard he had opened a new venue in Phoenix, I thought it was certainly worth a visit. The setting for this restaurant is intimate and inviting. Due to the time of season, we were unable to begin the meal in their garden … Read more The Ultimate Foodie Dining Experience in Phoenix, AZ!
I often find myself craving some type of soup. I find it to be one of the most soothing, comforting things to eat. I tend to make soups more often in the fall and wintertime when the ambiance of a bowl of a steaming hot soup seems most tantalizing. This time I decided that a nice piece of fish cooked in a flavorful broth along … Read more Healthy Comfort Food is the Best!
One of the easiest and best ways to eat a whole artichoke is to steam it and serve it up with your favorite dipping sauce. There is very little prep needed to get artichokes ready to cook. I rinse them thoroughly running the water in and around all of the leaves to ensure I loosen up any dirt or critters that may be lurking beneath! … Read more Artichokes at their Best!
A friend of mine just returned from travels and was remarking about how she had this wonderful dish of orange slices at a restaurant that was remarkably simple but full of flavor. It was served quite simply with a drizzle of oil and a sprinkle of seasoning. Knowing that I had some magnificent Talley Farms CSA citrus in my produce drawer, I decided to experiment. The … Read more Simple, but Exquisite!
It’s Cookbook Club time again and this time I am making a recipe from two of my favorite bloggers/cookbook writers from The Kitchn Cookbook. It is an easy to follow cookbook with great every day recipes. The recipe I selected is for an adaptation of Mujaddara, which is a popular dish in the Middle East, and is generally made using brown or green lentils and rice, that is seasoned with cumin. It is … Read more And You Thought Vegetarian Dishes were Boring?
I’m pretty sure you already know that basil is not the only main ingredient that can be used to make pesto. In my blog, I have recipes for pesto with kale (kale sage pesto), fennel (fennel frond pesto), broccoli (broccoli pesto) and fresh peas (spring pea pesto) to name a few. I even have another recipe for spinach pesto that is an alternative to this dish. Pesto’s are a wonderfully fresh … Read more A Departure from Basil Pesto is Improved with Fresh Spinach!