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

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette – Vibrant Refreshing Salad for Spring

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette –Vibrant Refreshing Salad for SpringSpring Alive — Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette, Scallions, Crisp Apple, Toasted Walnuts

A perfect salad strikes a balance between crisp and tender, crunchy and soft, mild and bold, sweet, tart, pungent and bitter, creamy and textured. Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette strikes that balance perfectly. The combination of both mild and bitter greens, thinly Continue reading

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh from Michael Solomonov

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh from Michael Solomonov Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh
– Incredibly Sweet, Tender and Simply Delicious

An almost effortless recipe for amazing sweet potatoes. And such a contrast from the hot oven method we’ve all used to roast sweet potatoes all our lives.  Eye opening actually, the way long, slow roasting at 275 degrees enhances both the sweetness and texture 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

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