Once in a while you come across a recipe that really knocks your socks off. Well this recipe for Bang Bang Cauliflower is one of those times. I love cauliflower, but even if you don’t, you’re gonna love this dish! It’s a take-off on the famous “Bang Bang Chicken” dish, known for it’s sweet-spicy chili sauce that is served alongside. You can make it fiery hot … Read more People are Raving about this Cauliflower Recipe!
The other white meat…that’s what they call it these days. What a conundrum it is though. Pork that is juicy and tender is succulent and tasty. But how many times have you either prepared or been served pork that is dry and tasteless? Well thanks to some new safety cooking guidelines and proper techniques, pork no longer has to be overcooked and unappetizing! On … Read more You Never have to eat Overcooked Pork Again!
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!
Ponzu is a citrus based sauce commonly used in Japanese cooking. It is a perfect compliment to seared fresh Ahi Tuna. I used this combination to make Ponzu Ahi Tuna Martini’s! I really liked the recipe that I found for ponzu sauce in The Lemonade Cookbook. What made it unique and bursting with flavor was that they blended whole oranges in the sauce including the skin, … Read more Ponzu and Fresh Ahi Tuna create this Terrific Starter!
I received the most amazing apricots in my Talley Farms CSA box! They are a perfect combination of tart & sweet. Left on the counter to ripen for only a day, they became tender yet not mushy – the perfect texture! Being my creative self, I wanted to do something different than just snacking on them or cooking them in a tart or pie. So … Read more Fruit isn’t only for Breakfast and Dessert!
I have been so busy lately with events and travel that I have been trying to keep things simple in the kitchen. What I have found is that it can be very rewarding to make uncomplicated dishes with minimal effort when they still taste awesome! I’ve been perusing through “The Lemonade Cookbook” lately and have adapted several of their recipes that have turned out quite well. A … Read more Keeping it Simple!
I get a lot of carrots from my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA. I use them in tons of different dishes; chopped, julienned, sliced, whole and best of all served raw with an assortment of dips. They are some of the most flavorful carrots I have ever tasted. In the past, I have made a strong point against purchasing the little carrots packed in liquid … Read more Love this Way to Make Carrots!!
Panzanella Salad is an Italian bread salad usually made with rustic bread and tomatoes. It is popular in the summer when tomatoes are ripe and juicy lending moisture to the crisp chunks of hearty bread. Since tomatoes are not in season yet, this salad boasts the wonders of spring with fresh spinach, peas and fennel. This dish is super fresh and healthy as the vegetables are … Read more A Twist on a Traditional Panzanella Salad with Fresh Peas and Fennel
Go green with Spring’s best vegetables! Highlighted with citrus flavor, purple radishes and Parmesan cheese, this fresh green vegetable salad is amazing. By blanching the vegetables first, you create an appealing texture that is positively divine. It is packed with goodness as well as flavor and makes a perfect accompaniment to complete your meal. When using kale in a salad, I like to massage the leaves … Read more Savor Spring in this Scrumptious Fresh Vegetable Salad!
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!