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

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with GreensCrustless Quinoa Quiche – Scrumptious & Satisfying

What a week. Neither soup nor spread nor strawberries nor saag came out to my liking. Each recipe needed work (as in lots of work) before it would be ready to share with you. Fine, I thought, I won’t post this week. Then Sunday morning I saw a recipe online that looked interesting. With a few adjustments in ingredients and techniques, we thoroughly enjoyed a Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens Continue reading

Chocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Rich, Dark, Distinctive

Chocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Rich, Dark, DistinctiveChocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Thank You, Brooks Headly

Reading pastry chef Brooks Headley’s article touched my heart. He and the other chefs at New York’s Del Posto restaurant respond with compassion and creativity to guests with food allergies. “… no judgment on our part … none of us working the line freaked out, no one cracked wise ….”  Continue reading

Radish Soup for Spring – Refreshing, Flavorful & Rosy-Hued

Radish Soup for Spring – Refreshing, Flavorful & Rosy-HuedRadish Soup – The Essence of Spring

An engaging photo of a four-year-old French boy eating an open-faced radish sandwich has lingered in my memory for many years. The photo by Mark Kauffman (©1968 Time, Inc) in the Time Life Book The Cooking of Provincial France introduced me to eating radishes Continue reading

Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Spread & Sauce

Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Spread & SauceMuhammara – Syria’s Zesty Alternative to Hummus

Few boldly flavored and undeniably delicious foods have so many differing pronunciations. I’m going with “mu-ham-ma-ra” based on listening to it being pronounced here. Though, you might prefer one of these other possibilities: mu-HUMM-a-ra   moo-hahm-MRAH  mooah-MARA. 😉 Continue reading

Agua de Jamaica – Mexico’s Refreshing Hibiscus Tea

Agua de Jamaica – Mexico’s Refreshing Hibiscus TeaAgua de Jamaica – Magenta Hued, Tart, Tangy, Healthy

It’s a perfect spring day for sitting on the patio. A growing-greener-every-day choke cherry tree provides the shade. Blooming tulips and daffodils make up the view. And a glass of México’s popular cold hibiscus tea, Agua de Jamaica, quenches my thirst. Continue reading