Flageolet Bean Salad – The Caviar of Beans – Tiny, Tender, Delicate

Flageolet Bean Salad – The Caviar of Beans Flageolet Bean Salad with Cucumber, Radishes, Carrots, Scallions & Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

I now belong to a Bean Club. Actually, Steve Sando’s Rancho Gordo Bean Club featuring heirloom beans from around the world. My first Bean Club box arrived a week ago. Wow, such a bounty of beans. Six pounds of new-to-me heirloom beans along with a bag of Turkish bay leaves and Continue reading

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright Mediterranean Green Bean Salad with Sweet Pepper, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Hazelnuts, Kalamata Olives & Goat Cheese

One of the advantages of teaching a cooking class or having friends for dinner, I’m driven to perfect unfamiliar recipes. So, there I was with a Mediterranean Green Bean Salad on the upcoming class menu, and only had a recipe to try from the cookbook of a famous chef Continue reading

Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions – What a Revelation ♥ ♥ ♥

Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions – Rich, Sweet, Savory, Mild, Complex, Silken & Fragrant All At the Same Time

Until last Friday, I’d never tasted a Vidalia onion, or even a “sweet” onion. I had heard and thought that sweet onions (including Walla Walla, Maui and Vidalia) were for eating raw rather than for cooking. Not being a fan of raw onions, there was never a reason to buy a sweet onion. Continue reading

Fresh Flavors of Early Summer Cooking Class, Saturday, June 24th Bozeman, Montana – Register Today

Fresh Flavors of Early Summer Cooking Class, Saturday, June 24th Bozeman, MontanaFresh Flavors of Early Summer Cooking Class Featuring Fresh Herbs, Fruit, Vegetables and Wild Salmon

As the weather begins to warm, food gets lighter and fresh produce more abundant. Join me in Bozeman, Montana on Saturday, June 24th as we celebrate the bounty and the Fresh Flavors of Early Summer. Improve your cooking skills, taste new foods, expand your repertoire, make Continue reading

Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the Holidays

Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the HolidaysPersian Cucumber Yogurt as Appetizer, Side Dish, Light Meal

While looking through a magazine last week, a colorful dish of Persian Cucumber Yogurt known as Mast-O Khiar caught my eye. After a bit of research, I adjusted and combined a few recipes to create today’s refreshing, creamy, crunchy and flavorful take on this classic 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

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad – Gorgeous, Healthy, Delicious

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad – Gorgeous, Healthy, DeliciousBalsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad
With Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Fresh Mint

I’ve always enjoyed beets. But this summer more than ever. The result of changing my method for roasting them. To highlight their naturally sweet and earthy flavor, I marinate and roast them in a savory balsamic vinegar marinade. This is also the key for the most Continue reading