Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette – Light, Bright, Tangy, Crisp Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette –
Sure to Become Your New Favorite Salad and Salad Dressing

This light, bright, crisp and tangy salad provides the perfect complement to the typical carb-rich Thanksgiving meal. Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad has everything going for it. Crisp, peppery greens balanced with sweet apples, fennel, toasted almonds tossed in a tangy Continue reading

Squash Ribbons and Fennel Salad with Red Quinoa

Squash Ribbons and Fennel Salad with Red QuinoaSquash Ribbons to the Rescue

Tis the season for lots and lots of summer squash. In fact, ever-increasing numbers of summer squash now grace our gardens and farmers’ markets. Squash ribbons can help resolve many a summer squash quandary. They are fun Continue reading

Braised Fennel & Carrots w/ Preserved Lemon

Braised Fennel & Carrots w/ Preserved LemonBraised Fennel & Carrots for Spring

It all started with these two gorgeous globe artichokes. I bought them at a local market a few weeks ago along with a large bulb of fennel. I’d been waiting for the first artichokes—a sure sign of spring—to appear. As I wanted to make a recipe Continue reading

Fennel Kraut w/ Daikon & Napa Cabbage

Fennel Kraut w/ Daikon & Napa CabbageTwist on Kraut

One more cultured vegetable condiment to add to your repertoire. I’ve been experimenting these past couple of months with some new recipes; some I liked, others not so much. Out of these experiments comes a really fresh, crisp and lively flavored Fennel Kraut. Continue reading

Celebrate Spring – My First Video

Celebrate Spring - My First Video

Celebrate Spring – Presenting Spring’s Bounty in Image & Recipe

Done! Scroll down to view my very first video. So much fun I’ve had creating this Celebrate Spring video featuring seven healthy and delicious recipes for spring. You’ll also see many of your favorite spring fruit, flower and vegetable portraits in this new video. Continue reading

Roasted Garbanzos w/ Greens, Tomatoes & Garlic

Roasted Garbanzos w/ Greens, Tomatoes & GarlicTidings of Comfort and Joy

There are two ways to go with holiday meals. Go all out with something new that you’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to serve. Or, serve family favorites that bring comfort and joy to all. This year it’s all about comfort and joy. Continue reading

Fennel, Apple, Jicama & Radish Slaw

Fennel, Apple, Jicama & Radish Slaw “The fennel is beyond every other vegetable delicious. It greatly resembles in appearance the largest size celery, perfectly white, and there is no vegetable equals its flavour. It is eaten at dessert, crude, and with, or without dry salt, indeed I preferred it to every other vegetable, or to any fruit.”      Thomas Jefferson

One taste of fennel and it’s easy to agree with Thomas Jefferson. If you haven’t enjoyed fennel in awhile Continue reading