I have to admit, the carnivore in me craves a piece of roasted meat now and again. And since I don’t indulge that often, when I do, it requires a high quality piece of meat. To satisfy this craving, I opted for a Lemon-Basil Rack of Lamb. And of course, I also needed something worthy of pairing with my lamb, so I created a Shaved Brussels Sprouts and … Read more My Favorite Dinner of the Week!
I wanted to make some soup today and was wondering what I should do. I decided to use one of my favorite vegetables as the base; celery root (celeriac), and pair it with apple. But when making soup, I am a proponent of garnishing it with something to add some excitement such as fried pancetta or croutons and cheese, etc. Due to the diet restrictions I am … Read more Two Soups are Better than One!
This little leafy green food that is often overlooked actually has some great qualities. It is a very versatile green that can be used as an addition to salads, sandwiches, or soups or can be eaten as a steamed vegetable. Modern science has identified more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals contained in this one herb – more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and … Read more The Wonders of Watercress!
You know those recipes that have been around for ages, but never go out of style? They are usually made up of classic combinations that are tried and true, as in this Broccoli Cheddar Soup. I make vegetable soups all the time and find new and different ways to alter them just a bit to keep them current. But you really don’t need to mess with … Read more Sticking with the Classics and making them even Better!
If you follow my blog, you may have noticed a bit of a theme lately. I am doing a study on Asian cooking so I have been posting many Thai style recipes. Living in a rural area, it can be difficult to get some of the more uncommon food supplies that I need. However, we have two lovely Asian markets in San Luis Obispo County … Read more Enjoy the last of the Seasons’ best Fresh Corn, Cob and all!
And they’re not just for popper’s either! I just made the most incredible Creamy Jalapeño Soup! Just enough heat to wake up your senses, but not enough to scare away even the weakest gringo. It is a mixture of roasted jalapeño peppers, sweet orange peppers and fire roasted tomatoes (in a can). To make it creamy, this recipe does use light cream, but you could … Read more Jalapeño Pepper’s aren’t just for Salsa!
Sweet summer corn is a delicacy and I want to savor every bit of it while it lasts. On many hot summer nights, a nice bowl of soup becomes the centerpiece of our meal with a little quick bread, pita or side salad to complete it. In this case, it is a hearty Fresh Corn Chowder spiked with a little heat from some Talley Farms jalapeños. One of the reasons … Read more Soup for Dinner in under an Hour!
Ok, so I’ve had carrot soup at restaurants and many times it was way too carroty and basically tasted like something that was good for you, but wasn’t very good. When I tried this soup, I was thoroughly amazed because it is incredibly delish! Packed with flavor and doesn’t taste carroty at all. Mind you, I love carrots… but in a soup it can be a … Read more Didn’t think you’d like Carrot Soup? Boy will you be Surprised by this Recipe!
There’s nothing better than a little fried onion and bacon flavor mixed with vegetables. My Talley Farms CSA box is always filled with exquisite, super fresh veggies and sometimes I am so overwhelmed, I just want to eat them all at once! That’s when I start creating dishes that utilize several items together and somehow it always results in a scrumptious blend of natures’ harmony. This … Read more This Versatile Vegetable Dish goes well for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner!
One of my favorite holiday gifts so far this year is “The San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market Cookbook!” Written by Kendra Aronson, it is a compilation of stories and recipes from local farms and restaurants on the central coast of California. Aside from the tantalizing recipes, the pages are filled with enticing photographs that are sure to make your mouth water! For my first endeavor into … Read more Another Victory for Brussels Sprouts!