Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & Ginger

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & GingerRhubarb Chutney – Great Eating & Great Gifting

Living with cold winters, the June opening of our local farmers’ markets comes with much excitement. The joy of filling my basket with fresh greens and beets and scapes and scallions makes me heady with anticipation for the delicious meals to come. So arriving home from the Saturday market to learn that dinner with visiting friends was cancelled was a disappointment. Continue reading

Slow Roasted Salmon – Recipe Perfected

Slow Roasted Salmon – Recipe Perfected Slow Roasted Salmon with Swiss Chard and Pesto

Slow roasted salmon ranks high on my list of the best fish I’ve ever eaten. Five years ago, Matt, a private chef in Malibu, awakened my palate to the glories of slow roasted salmon. The salmon had a silken and tender texture with exceptional flavor and color. Armed with the chef’s nominal directions, Continue reading

Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad – The Best Carrot Raisin Salad

Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad – The Best Carrot Raisin Salad Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad
with Preserved Lemon, Harissa & Pomegranate Molasses

Bold and complex flavors make Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad the best carrot raisin salad. Citrusy/sharp with preserved lemon, moderately spicy with harissa, and tart/sweet with pomegranate molasses. It’s definitely the uniquely flavored dressing that makes this salad such a standout. Continue reading

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or NotStuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not – A Kitchen Experiment

After a few days of contemplating just how we would enjoy some very special eggs, I was ready to experiment and create a new recipe. Along with the fresh herbs now in the garden, everything was in place. As you can see, it took a few attempts to get the Stuffed Mushroom Caps Continue reading

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream

Strawberry Mango Verrine with Coconut Cream Strawberry Mango Verrine – Poetry in a Glass

Layers of gold, red, white and green,
sweet berries, luscious mango, rich coconut cream,
all together create Strawberry Mango Verrine.
It makes you feel special, a person of class,
when you eat your dessert with a spoon in a glass. Continue reading

Violet Kraut – Naturally Fermented Purple Cabbage Sauerkraut

Violet Kraut – Naturally Fermented Purple Cabbage SauerkrautViolet Kraut – Beautiful, Crunchy, Delightfully Sour

Violet hued purple cabbage sauerkraut stands out from the crowd. Based on its before picture, you’d never guess that Violet Kraut would turn out so gorgeous after fermentation. And that’s gorgeous not just in its color. But in its delightfully sour taste and healthful probiotic bacteria as well. Continue reading

Easy Summer Entertaining – Healthy Cooking Class

Easy Summer Entertaining – Healthy Cooking Class Easy Summer Entertaining – Bozeman, June 13th

“Summertime and the living is easy.” So summertime entertaining should be easy, too. Our menu for June’s cooking class features some of the season’s freshest ingredients. And, includes some of my all time favorite recipes as well. You’ll come away with new recipes and techniques and fresh ideas for easy summer entertaining. Continue reading