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zucchini recipe

Tasty Zucchini with Quinoa

Two years ago, my friend Samantha mentioned that if I ever found myself with a ton of zucchini she had a recipe for me. Boy, was she right.

mexican pork & hominy stew


Pozole is a traditional Mexican pork and hominy stew. It has a rustic vibe with a fresh, spicy flavor that is simply delicious.

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.

zesty cheese dip

Val’s Goat Gouda Dip

This cheese dip, (if you can call it that, it’s seems a little too refined to share a title with cheddar and beer dip) got rave reviews at a recent party, with multiple recipe requests.


Stone Crab and Cookie’s Crab Claw Dip

Our friends Bill and Cookie first introduced us to stone crabs (sounds like they gave us an unpleasant disease, doesn’t it?). They would ship in stone crab from Florida for special occasions or just a really bitchin’ Sunday until they discovered stone crab on our local Santa Barbara docks. How cool is that?

cookie in chocolate mousse

Spoon-Shaped Sugar Cookies

I have yet to witness anyone scoop up a bite of mousse with one of these cuties without an impish grin appearing on their face.