The original corn from years ago had twice as much protein as our modern corn and significantly less starch. Over the years, it has been transformed through several mutations, hundreds of generations of human selection and genetic manipulation resulting into a modern super sweet variety that can contain up to 40% sugar. It is also much lower in phytonutrients than earlier corn. Nowadays, stores advertise … Read more A Simple Sauce transforms an Ear of Corn
Yotam Ottolenghi is the superstar of vegetable cooking. He is one of my culinary idols as I love his sense of creativity and uniqueness. I have selected to do an in-depth study of his cooking style and will be sharing it with you. Stay tuned for some fantastic farm fresh ideas coming your way! This week I made his Cauliflower, Grape and Cheddar Salad. I … Read more Yotam Ottolenghi achieves Greatness by Combining Flavors!
So wonderful to have a new restaurant in town that is open late and has a friendly bar atmosphere along with really good food! The owners of The Hatch, Maggie and Eric, are great hosts and will make you feel right at home. They have a full bar with a list of creative concoctions to tantalize you. Their menu serves up updated comfort style food with … Read more Great New Restaurant in Paso Robles – The Hatch!
Another Sonoma County treasure is Willi’s Wine Bar in Santa Rosa, CA. It may not look like one of the more fancy Napa Valley style restaurants, but it’s cozy interior, innovative menu and broad wine list make it a favorite for locals. It’s got a cool vibe and comfortable atmosphere and we really loved it! We shared a bottle of one of our favorite wines: 2012 … Read more The Locals got it right about Willi’s Wine Bar!
Small plates is the best option for the opportunity to share and enjoy an array of different dishes. It’s my absolute favorite style of dining adventure. One of the best places to experience this in Healdsburg, California is at Chalkboard Restaurant. Their menu features inventive creations that contain seasonal ingredients. The menu size is not overwhelming and everything out of the 8 items we tried, were winners! I was … Read more A Great Array of Seasonal Small Plates at Chalkboard
Ok, so the weather isn’t showing it, but nevertheless fall is here and I was feeling the need to enjoy some fall flavors. I purchased some amazing lamb from Adelaida Springs Ranch that is raised exclusively on Rangeland Wines pastures and in their estate vineyard. No antibiotics or hormones are used, and the meat is mild, lean and succulent. Lamb made me think of Greek food and that made me … Read more A Greek Delight; Moussaka topped with Cauliflower Béchamel!
Please visit my site (just click here) and check out it’s new look and feel! You can find many wonderful things by just moving your cursor around and investigating, such as: Search by Ingredient function Printable recipes with photos listed by category Restaurant Reviews separated by geographical region Talley Farms inspired recipes and links to their CSA program My favorite products at my Delish-Dish Amazon.com … Read more Delish-dish blog has a new look!
Those fantastic little peppers that everyone is raving about are called “padron”! I get them quite often in my Talley Farms CSA box and they make the best appetizer simply by coating them with olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper and pan frying or grilling them to blistering, smokey perfection. So far, I have also served them in omelets, fritters and roasted with other veggies. (You … Read more Make Padron Peppers the Center of your Meal!
A small tweak to roasted carrots can open up a whole new world of flavor. If you are used to making balsamic roasted carrots, (and love them!) take a look at this recipe for Harissa and Maple Roasted Carrots from Bon Appetit. It will make a heavenly side dish for your meal. Even the roasted lemons are edible and utterly scrumptious! One of the keys … Read more Sweet & Spicy; these Carrots make a Great Side Dish!
I don’t usually like to post two things in one day, but I just made something that I am so excited about – I just can’t wait! I was going to spiralize my zucchini, which is one way I love to eat it, when I came across a recipe for Pizza made with a Zucchini Crust. It sounded so intriguing I had to try … Read more The VERY BEST way I have Found to use Zucchini!