Whenever you are planning to pair citrus with a roasted dish, use every part of the citrus to create an amazing depth of flavor. If I am using lemon juice, for instance, adding some zest to a recipe really perks it up nicely. When roasting vegetables, fish or chicken, adding some thinly sliced lemon to the roasting pan creates the most mouthwatering caramelized fruit ever. The lemons turn a wonderful mix of … Read more Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!
Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!
Fennel is a wondrous vegetable. It’s aniseed flavor makes a delightful addition to a salad thinly sliced and crunchy. Once cooked, it takes on a sweet, licorice flavor. There are many parts to fennel that are used in cooking such as fennel pollen derived from the small flowers of wild fennel. Dried fennel seed is an aromatic, anise-flavored spice used in Italian sausage. Then you … Read more Succulent and Sublime; Fennel pairs with Chicken Two Ways!
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!
At this point, you may be getting used to me telling you about my “fav” holiday gift – The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook. Well this week I am continuing my research on the recipes inside and testing out their splendor. Today’s treats are the Pistachio Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze from Sara Peterson at Scout Coffee Co in San Luis Obispo. You can … Read more Elevate your Afternoon Tea with these Adorable Cookies!
I love Fuyu persimmons! They have a wonderful flavor, are easy to use and are so pretty. This is a great recipe for company where you can prep all of the ingredients ahead, and assemble right before serving. They will last on a tray at room temperature and don’t need to be eaten right away although you may have a difficult time keeping them from being gobbled up … Read more This one gets my Vote for my 2015 Favorite Appetizer!
Salmon offers a huge amount of health benefits. It provides us with a natural source of Omega 3’s which are much easier for the body to utilize than getting them from flaxseeds, hemp seeds or walnuts. You need to be sufficient in vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc for your body to make the enzymatic conversion from plant sources. Salmon is also very low in mercury as they … Read more An unusual Spice Rub on this Salmon wakes up your Tastebuds!
A throwback version of an old favorite – Nicoise Salad. What a wonderful classic meal and a very European way to eat! Here it is with some of my favorite ingredients such as yellow wax beans, gold yukon potatoes and baby red leaf lettuce. All from my Talley Farms CSA box! The key to making this salad wonderful is in the quality of the ingredients you … Read more Keeping it Natural – The Way Food was Intended!
You may have made a bean salad in the past and if not, you’ve surely eaten one. They are usually healthy and somewhat tasty, but often unexciting. However, if you combine these fantastic fresh Talley Farms French green and wax beans with the ingredients in this salad, you will have something utterly extraordinary! The base salad is made with a mixture of three beans; French … Read more Greek Yogurt and Smoked Trout turn this Bean Salad into something Extraordinary!