Carrot Ribbon Pasta w/ Creamy Pesto Sauce – Gluten-Free

Carrot Ribbon Pasta w/ Creamy Pesto Sauce – Gluten-FreeCarrot Ribbons Become Pasta in this Dish for All Seasons

A bag of rainbow carrots, one remaining jar of last summer’s pesto in the freezer, and a container of just-made yogurt cheese. All the ingredients for cooking something new: Carrot Ribbon Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce. Get ready to be completely amazed. Continue reading

Tuscan Kale Pesto

Tuscan Kale PestoTuscan Kale Pesto — Six Ingredients & Six Minutes

Amazingly fresh tasting, vibrant and versatile kale pesto. Just finely chopped kale with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and pecorino cheese. This deep green Tuscan Kale Pesto makes a delicious alternative to the more traditional basil pesto during the cold and colder days of late fall and winter. Continue reading

Thai Rice Noodle Salad – Fresh, Versatile

Thai Rice Noodle Salad – Fresh, Crisp, VersatileThai Rice Noodle Salad Makes It Feel Like Spring

Lots of snow remains in our Montana valley. Even though the official start of spring remains a month away, eating Thai Rice Noodle Salad today reminded me that spring will soon be here. Thai food with its light, clean and complex flavors, abundance of Continue reading

New York City Highlights — Apples to Za’atar, Part 1

New York City Highlights from Apples to Za’atarNew York City Highlights—Apples to Miso & Mustard

Home again after a wonderfully rich and active week in New York with our grandbaby and his parents. We walked everyday taking in New York City’s vitality, passion, excitement, diversity and great food Continue reading

Miso Vegetable Soup w/ Shiitake, Kale & Soba — Camping Recipe

Miso Vegetable Soup w/ Shiitake Kale & Soba—Camping RecipeCamping, Dining & Hiking in Yellowstone National Park

Idyllic best describes our days of camping in Yellowstone Park. Our campsite had room for at least four tents. Lots of space lay between us and our tent-only neighbors from Germany, France and Minnesota. My outdoor kitchen Continue reading

Jade Salad w/ Broccoli, Snow Peas, Sugar Snaps & Sobas

Jade Salad w/ Broccoli, Snow Peas, Sugar Snaps & SobasOne Lucky Duckling

A mallard duck made her nest just under my office window aside our delphiniums. She sat patiently for a month. We only saw her move to adjust her position. Each day I would stop and look Continue reading

Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto RigatoniSummer’s First Pesto

Arugula grows so beautifully in our tiny garden. During the cooler spring weather it grows into a compact, deep green plant with many long leaves. As soon as the warm weather hits Continue reading