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apples and figs

Roasted Apples with Figs

This recipe is a delicious, easy and an interesting way to serve up fall’s superstar: the apple.

Chard chips

Swiss Chard Chips

Kale chips have been a mainstay in my garden snack file for a while; even my picky kid eats them. Looking at my basket filled with another massive round of greens I thought if kale works, why not give Swiss chard a try?

growing winter vegetables

Tip: Mon Petit Chou

Since we are rolling into St. Patrick’s Day it seems like the right time to talk cabbage, specifically Brussels sprouts.

Whole Wheat Mini Apple Muffins

Apple season is here. These muffins are a great way to uses ’em if you got ’em. And since they are made with whole-wheat flour and fresh apples, it’s a healthier (and tastier) muffin.

Doughnuts

Did you know it is National Doughnut Day? It wasn’t really on my radar, but my friend Gina reminded me of this important day on the culinary calendar and encouraged me to share my recipe. She remembered I made these deep-fried delights for a bake-off awhile back. Actually, it’s not my recipe, but rather one that I made from the Big Sur Bakery Cookbook.

Crunchy Arugula Combo

I always seem to have these ingredients on hand and this recipe easily lends itself to substitutions. You switch the cheese type, add some chicken or turkey, change out the greens or herbs. I use whatever is in my garden and my fridge that seems to fit. It’s not a sandwich, it’s not a quesadilla, it’s not a salad, it’s really a combo of all three.

Shishito Peppers

Green Appetizer for Saint Patrick’s Day

I discovered my first harvest of Shishito peppers. Have you had them? They are incredible. These Japanese peppers are thin, mild and tasty and every so often you find a semi spicy one, which is a little treat all unto itself. I normally grow them in the summer so I was surprised to find them so early in the season.

Lovely Pizza Dough, Pretty Flowers Too

We decided to make heart shaped pizzas in our wood burning oven for dinner and chocolate fondue for dessert. Benedetta was here (her one day off on her month long tour) and she gave me a tip to not use olive oil in the dough because it weighs down its consistency. We tried it without oil and it was so beautiful!

Marcona Almond Clusters

The last couple of years I usually make some kind of chocolate candy around the holidays to give as hostess gifts or to have for after dinner treats if friends stop by the house. This recipe is a total winner, and so easy to prepare it’s scary! Together, we have gone through a metamorphosis of […]