Brussels Sprouts are one of the most popular vegetables these days. You find them as starters on many restaurant menus, where most vegetables are relegated to only side dishes. They are very versatile and can be presented in a variety of ways. As a matter of fact, I have quite a collection of brussels sprout recipes on my blog that I will highlight below! Today I have made … Read more How do I Love Brussels Sprouts? Let me Count the Ways!!
I receive the most gorgeous, juicy, sweet and delicious fruit from Talley Farms. The natural beauty in their colors are so amazing that I wanted to make something to show off the contrast and brilliance of it all. I served this dish as a brunch meal and it was nothing short of spectacular! An array of citrus is the central attraction in this incredibly simple … Read more A Fruit Festival from Talley Farms CSA!
Showcasing my third bowl meal for the week, I am posting a recipe from my latest Cookbook Club book, Near & Far. It has an exquisite cover that is embossed with design and is filled with unique natural food recipes inspired from Heidi’s travels around the world and beautifully artful photos. As you can see by my slew of fuscia post-it markings, I really worked … Read more A Tribute to Heidi Swanson’s Cookbook, Near & Far
“Bowls” are my theme this week. A little pop of color goes a long way to make your dish look more enticing. My Salmon, Chard & Polenta Bowl with Basil Yogurt Sauce does just that! A burst of multiple hue’s in each ingredients’ natural pigment make it all the more alluring. It’s fun to create a one bowl meal out of interesting components that all work together and offer the … Read more The Exquisite Color of Food makes it More Enticing!
I hosted a large party last summer and where bowls were the theme of our meal. I enlisted each guest to bring something to put in the bowl and we created a buffet line out of it. It was so easy, so much fun, and everyone raved about it. So I’m revisiting that idea now and I’m loving it! It is a great way to serve an easy meal packed … Read more I’m in Love with Bowls (of food…)!
When you’re looking for a memorable ending to a meal that you want to serve on a special occasion, these Mini Apple Rose Tarts are just the ticket! They are absolutely adorable and not at all difficult to make. You can prep the filling a day ahead, making the assembly and cooking a simple process on the day that you want to serve them. A little dusting of confectioner’s sugar and … Read more The Cutest “Individual Serving” Dessert Ever!
It happens every so often that you run across a simple recipe to create something you just can’t stop eating. I found that to be the case with these super yummy Sweet Potato Biscuits. I like them warm, I like them room temperature. Slap on a little homemade honey butter and off to nirvana it is! It begins with roasting your potatoes in the oven. So much better than … Read more Help! I can’t stop eating these Sweet Potato Biscuits!!
Sometimes referred to as liquid gold, a good olive oil is something to behold. Pair it with one of the wonders of the citrus family; blood orange, and you have something sensuous and alluring. For a person who is fond of desserts that are not overly sweet, this Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake is just the ticket! My recipe uses every luscious part of the orange, … Read more A Perfectly Moist & Lightly Sweet Dessert that will make you Swoon!
Many people ask me how I continue to come up with new ideas for my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA produce. Well I must admit, it does take some research and thought to create something new every week. But it never ceases to amaze me at the infinite number of ways there are to combine and create new recipes with their fabulous produce! Lately I have resorted … Read more Get your “Healthy” on with this Nutrient Packed Soup!
I remember when Thomas Hill Organics (THO) in Paso Robles first opened. We were so excited to have a new “farm to table” restaurant in the area that we made sure to be one of their first customers. Debbie Thomas, the owner, was the quintessential host and made us feel at home right away. Her sales and marketing background gave her the savvy to know that one of … Read more One of my Favorite Restaurants has now become Two!