Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté – Creamy Lusciousness in a Bowl

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio SautéBaked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté Quickly Becomes a Favorite for Cool and Colder Days

I’ve rediscovered polenta. It’s been years since I first made it the traditional way, standing by the stove, stirring a pot of simmering polenta for 35-45 minutes or more. Yes it was delicious, though it’s easy to understand why it never made it onto my monthly or seasonal recipe rotation. Continue reading

Cheese Quesadillas with Cilantro, Scallions and Two Cheeses

Cheese Quesadillas with Cilantro, Scallions and Two Cheeses

Cheese Quesadillas You’ll Love – Crisp, Creamy & Flavorful

Preparing for this past Saturday’s Bold Sauces Around the World cooking class (pictured above), I wanted to include a basic cheese quesadilla to serve with Mango Avocado Salsa. Easy enough to do. Or so I thought. The first quesadilla off the griddle was so disappointing. A soggy Continue reading

Zucchini Romano – Everyday Healthy! Everyday Delicious!

Zucchini Romano – Everyday Healthy! Everyday Delicious!Zucchini Romano – Layers of Roasted Zucchini, Chunky Tomato Sauce & Pecorino Romano

According to the weather rather than the calendar, fall has definitely arrived in southwestern Montana. Even so, along with the nighttime chill in the air and trees and shrubs displaying their fall colors, there’s still an abundance of tomatoes continuing to ripen and lots of zucchini ready for harvesting. Continue reading

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks!

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks! Fermentation Giveaway and Recipe for Fermented Fig Lemon Jam

I recently introduced you to my favorite new fermentation tool, Pickle Pipe Airlocks. Today I have a surprise for you. The creative and hardworking folks at Masontops, the people who make pickle pipes, are offering a fermentation giveaway of a set of Wide-Mouth Pickle Pipes! Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano QuesadillasRoasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas
with Blue Cheese, Cilantro and Fresh Lime Juice

Savory, sweet, bold and mildly hot. I’d forgotten just how flavorful and satisfying Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas are. After seeing a number of recipes this past week for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I remembered this recipe for quesadillas. We used to serve them when Continue reading

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the Year

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the YearParsley Scallion Pesto with Roasted Delicata Squash

With a 29 degree evening forecast last week, the remaining parsley and scallions in our garden had to be harvested. Loving fresh pesto and knowing I’d soon have lots of parsley, I had a parsley pesto recipe at hand just waiting for this day. I saw the recipe on the cover of the small pamphlet Continue reading

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime Favorite

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime FavoriteFrench Green Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Lots of Fresh Herbs, Kalamatas & Feta

Clean flavors, crisp textures and colorful fresh vegetables make French Green Lentil Salad a great addition to summer menus. Crisp and colorful with summer’s juicy, ripe tomatoes and refreshing cucumbers. Clean and bright with the garden’s bounty of fresh parsley, Continue reading