Farmers Market: Kauai

One of my favorite parts of traveling is the chance to wander my way through farmers markets in all parts of the world. No matter where the market is, I always like to talk with the local farmers.

warm radicchio

Warm Radicchio Salad

I’ve always associated radicchio with cold winter months, but for the first time, I’ve managed to successfully grow summer radicchio.

garden fresh strawberries

Strawberry Fields Forever

I’m quite happy with my plump and juicy garden strawberries. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite ways to enjoying these summertime gems.

serving clafouti

Dessert in a Dash: Cherry Clafouti

I’ve made cherry clafouti before, but this was by the far the easiest recipe I’ve tried (and it was very forgiving with my limited pantry situation).

Spring meal

Asparagus & Swiss Chard Tart

Savory tarts are often overlooked, and it’s a shame because they are such delicious showcases for fresh produce.

baby artichoke recipe

Marinated Baby Artichokes

I couldn’t resist these baby artichokes at the farmers market last week. It was my first batch of the season. These petite flowers with purple ruffled leaves were not only stunning, but delicious.

San Fran farmers market

San Francisco Farmers Market

I ended up at the Ferry Building only to discover a wonderful farmers market. Just a few stalls, but quality stalls filled to the rim with unique, interesting and beautiful products.

Watermelon salad with avaocado and lime

Watermelon Salad with Lime and Avocado

The other day I decided to be a little creative with the leftover watermelon for a nice lunch with friends. This recipe turns some pretty basic ingredients into a beautifully composed and enticingly delicious course.