Gravlax – Honey Mustard Sauce with Fresh Dill

Gravlax – Honey Mustard Sauce with Fresh DillGravlax for Celebrating the New Year in Style

I’m smitten with homemade gravlax, the traditional Scandinavian method of preserving salmon. Gorgeous color. Luscious texture. Delicious flavor. Gravlax reminds me of the lox of my childhood. The lox we would eat Sunday mornings with whipped cream cheese and bagels. Continue reading

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or NotStuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not – A Kitchen Experiment

After a few days of contemplating just how we would enjoy some very special eggs, I was ready to experiment and create a new recipe. Along with the fresh herbs now in the garden, everything was in place. As you can see, it took a few attempts to get the Stuffed Mushroom Caps Continue reading

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with GreensCrustless Quinoa Quiche – Scrumptious & Satisfying

What a week. Neither soup nor spread nor strawberries nor saag came out to my liking. Each recipe needed work (as in lots of work) before it would be ready to share with you. Fine, I thought, I won’t post this week. Then Sunday morning I saw a recipe online that looked interesting. With a few adjustments in ingredients and techniques, we thoroughly enjoyed a Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens Continue reading

Chirashizushi – Scattered Sushi

Chirashizushi  –  Scattered SushiChirashizushi – Version 2, February 2015

Over the past month my Chirashi Sushi recipe, published almost three years ago, received lots of attention. However, I reviewed and revised that recipe for last Saturday’s Japanese cooking class. And I now want to share the updated version with you as well. Including the change of name. It’s more accurately called Chirashizushi. Continue reading

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Herbs

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh HerbsTortino di Fagiolini – Italian Savory Pie w/ Lots of Green Beans

Long, hot days of August go hand-in-hand with the incredible diversity of ripening summer produce. Our farmers’ market has its tables overflowing with a profusion of colors, shapes and selection. With perfect temperatures, occasional rain and long days of sunshine it’s been a great growing season here in southwest Montana. Having lots and lots of green beans Continue reading

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & Herbs

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & HerbsInspiration from the July Garden

Last week we celebrated the first raspberries. We enjoyed them unadorned, delighting in their succulence and flavor. This week we’ve felt equally content eating just-picked green beans, fresh tomatoes and herbs in an improvised Green Bean Salad. All inspired by a hanging garden of green beans and our first few ripe and luscious tomatoes. Continue reading

Kimchi Omelet w/ Kale & Green Onion

Kimchi Omelet w/ Kale & Green OnionQuick & Easy Kimchi Omelet

Kimchi Omelet — a totally new idea to me.  My sister, Sharon, sent me to David Lebovitz’s blog to learn about making one. What most impressed me—besides loving this quick and delicious way to eat kimchi—was David’s simple and fuss-free technique for preparing omelets Continue reading