Simple, but Exquisite!

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!

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A New Technique opens up many new Ideas for your Brussels Sprouts!

Yep, I admit it – I’m a fan of brussels sprouts. Nope, didn’t used to like them. Anyone who remembers the days of old; boiled, rubbery round little balls with no flavor, know’s what I mean. I pan fry them, I roast them, I add all kinds of luscious things together with them like bacon and balsamic vinegar. I even make a dish with blue … Read more A New Technique opens up many new Ideas for your Brussels Sprouts!

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Let’s get Creative – two New Ideas for Blackberries!

The idea of wasting good fruits and vegetables feels like a sin to me. Some times we are on the go and just don’t have time to use up all of the items in our CSA box. Or we might find something in the fridge that seemed like a great idea at the market, but we just haven’t gotten around to using it yet. Well … Read more Let’s get Creative – two New Ideas for Blackberries!

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Thinking Outside the Box; A Breakfast Salad

You’ve heard of breakfast food for dinner so why not change things up and make a salad for breakfast! Every year I try my hand at a small garden attempting to grow a variety of heirloom tomatoes. This year I was determined to make it a success and even attended a Tomato Masters Program seeking out additional gardening advice. Everything began quite nicely as I followed the lessons to … Read more Thinking Outside the Box; A Breakfast Salad

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My Version of my favorite Spanish Tapas – Tortilla Espanola!

Tapas are such a fun way to dine, allowing you to share your meal with others and focus on the experience. Tapas have evolved through Spanish history by incorporating new ingredients and influences. Tomatoes, sweet and chili peppers, corn and potatoes, that are easily grown in Spain’s current microclimates, are common ingredients used. The traditional Tortilla Espanola, my favorite tapas, has nothing to do with what we know as the soft, … Read more My Version of my favorite Spanish Tapas – Tortilla Espanola!

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In a Citrus Kind of Mood!

I have received so many wonderful varieties of citrus from Talley Farms lately and because everything I get is so fresh, it lasts a really long time in my produce drawer. With so much variety I thought it would be really pretty to combine all of the different colors and styles together in one dish. On “thekitchen.com” blog that I follow there was a Winter Citrus … Read more In a Citrus Kind of Mood!

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Cooking Ahead makes Eating a Healthy Breakfast a Snap!

I guess discovering the ease of making salads ahead inspired me to look further. Now I’m on to breakfast! So I found a simple recipe for Overnight Oatmeal from The Kitchn blog and decided to pair it up with some Fruit & Nut Granola and Maple & Cinnamon Glazed Apples. I made enough for 4 servings. You can cover and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for … Read more Cooking Ahead makes Eating a Healthy Breakfast a Snap!

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Your Holiday Guests will Swoon over this Breakfast Dish!

If you want to impress your house guests this holiday season, serve them an Apple Dutch Baby for breakfast. It is made with a combination of caramelized apples and  a custard style batter. The whole process is done in the oven creating one large puffy pancake that is absolutely scrumptious! It all starts with melting some butter in a heavy skillet in the oven. I use my … Read more Your Holiday Guests will Swoon over this Breakfast Dish!

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Your Yogurt Breakfast doesn’t have to be Boring!

Jazz up your yogurt with maple syrup & cinnamon glazed apples, walnuts and raspberries! I know there are a ton of nutrients in yogurt such as calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, pottasium and magnesium and it’s an excellent source of protein. Even more importantly yogurt has probiotics which are said to contain “friendly bacteria” that can boost your immune system and help promote a healthy digestive tract. All good things! But yogurt … Read more Your Yogurt Breakfast doesn’t have to be Boring!

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A Great Vegetable and Protein Breakfast for your Best Guests!

Forget the pancakes, waffles and toast. Put aside the scones, muffins and coffee cake. Here is a satisfying meal consisting of vegetables and protein that will display on your table beautifully and is sure to impress your company. It may look like a typical potato hash with bacon, but to your tastebuds surprise – there is a secret ingredient that transforms this dish into something extraordinary! Celery Root or Celariac … Read more A Great Vegetable and Protein Breakfast for your Best Guests!

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