Rhubarb Ginger Chutney – Mild, Chunky, Savory, Sweet & Gingery, Too

Rhubarb Ginger Chutney – Mild, Chunky, Savory and Sweet & GingeryWhen Life Gives you Rhubarb (Lucky You) Make Rhubarb Ginger Chutney

Always say yes when offered fresh spring rhubarb. I say yes, thus our friends with a rhubarb patch share some of their crimson stalks with us each year. About this time every year I search for and experiment with a new recipe. In the past I’ve made rhubarb crisp, sorbet, rhubarb fruit butter, preserves and chutney. Continue reading

The Best Roasted Asparagus – Juicy, Crisp, Flavorful, Outstanding

The Best Roasted Asparagus – Juicy, Crisp, Flavorful, OutstandingThe Best Roasted Asparagus – How I Love Thee

Fresh spring asparagus, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. Delightful shaved raw into ribbons for a salad with almonds and pecorino cheese. Luxurious roasted, puréed and folded into risotto. And absolutely sublime when thick spears roast on one Continue reading

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful Roasted Beet Hummus – Yes, Please!

With winter-like days, leafless trees and a blanket of snow outside, I’m thrilled to have an indoor azalea plant bursting with vivid pink blooms. This year I’m especially drawn to all things bright and colorful—including food. Last week I shared pickled pink Daikon Carrot Pickles with you. Continue reading

Lacto-Fermented Daikon Carrot Pickles – Too Good Not to Share

Lacto-Fermented Daikon Carrot Pickles – Too Good Not to ShareLacto-Fermented Watermelon Radish,
Purple Daikon & Carrot Pickles

The most beautiful naturally fermented pickle I’ve ever seen. They start out gorgeous in the jar, purple and orange with strikingly pink centered watermelon radishes. As fermentation continues, all the vegetables turn shades of pink. We now have Pickled Pink Lacto-Fermented Daikon Carrot Pickles. 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

Crustless Southern Tomato Pie Celebrates Summer Tomatoes

Crustless Southern Tomato Pie Celebrates Summer Tomatoes Crustless Southern Tomato Pie – Tomatoes at Their Best

Summer’s sun-ripened tomatoes are here. And other than eating them warmed from the sun and straight off the vine, I’ve found the most delicious use for them. I’ve never tasted tomatoes this sweet and luscious.This incredibly delicious Crustless Southern Tomato Pie celebrates the essence Continue reading