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

Apple Cabbage Slaw – Crisp, Colorful, Light & Flavorful

Apple Cabbage Slaw – Crisp, Colorful, Light & Flavorful Apple Cabbage Slaw from Montana’s Farm to School Summit

Perhaps it’s not really surprising that one of my favorite takeaways from last week’s Montana Farm to School Summit would be a recipe. A recipe for a crisp, colorful, light and flavorful Apple Cabbage Slaw — a star of the Montana Harvest of the Month program featuring apples. 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

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 Just Got Easier with Pickle Pipe Airlocks

Fermentation Just Got Easier with Pickle Pipe AirlocksCalling All Fermenters and Wannabes

With these new Pickle Pipes, daily burping is a thing of the past. Pickle Pipes are a silicone lid with a “pipe” on top that acts as a valve. Just like the more complex airlocks, Pickle Pipes allow the pressure and gasses that build up during fermentation to escape Continue reading

Summer Squash Ribbons with Pesto – Dinner in 15 Minutes

Summer Squash Ribbons with Pesto – Dinner in 15 Minutes Summer Squash Ribbons When You’re Awash in Summer Squash

Every August finds markets and gardens awash (as in saturated) with summer squash. Whether it’s too hot to cook or too little time, let summer squash ribbons come to the rescue. With a jar of pesto in your fridge, easily made and fun to eat Summer Squash Ribbons with Pesto are ready to serve in just 15 minutes. Continue reading