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pineapple green juice

Happy 2014!

January will focus on healthy living, but rest assured come February we’ll be back to cocktails and cookies (in that order).

sliced pizza

Flatbread with Grilled Peaches and Arugula

I know, I know, more peaches. Hang in there with me, because this flatbread is scrumptious, which in the Val adjective ladder is a step up from my usual favorite, delicious.

tortilla cheese greens

My Favorite Lunch

It’s not a sandwich, it’s not a quesadilla, it’s not a salad— it’s really a combo of all three.

Fava Bean Orecchiette with Arugula Pesto

I am happy to announce that we had a bumper crop of favas this year! With just four plants, I got a tremendous yield of these tasty, buttery beans. It took a bit of TLC over the winter, but now that spring is here, I have been able to reap the reward of my efforts. Seriously, I am up to my ears in fabulous favas.

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Antipasti

Here is a great winter salad that uses fresh mozzarella, and is the perfect alternative to Caprese when tomatoes aren’t in season. I recently made it for the adults at my 5-year-old’s birthday party.

preparing prosciutto and fig appetizer

Prosciutto and Fig Appetizer

Since I have been harvesting Black Mission Figs for the last week, I thought I would share this fig and prosciutto appetizer recipe. It only has a few ingredients, is simple to prepare, and yet has a very elegant (almost decadent) flavor. These bite-sized morsels are great passed on a tray, or you can serve them with beautiful greens and herbs to make a lovely fall salad.

Maili’s Orzo Arugula Salad

Maili says that this recipe is very forgiving. You can toss in whatever you want, in whatever amounts, but the most important ingredient is the sautéed onions.