Raspberry Preserves – The Essence of Fresh Raspberries

Raspberry Preserves – The Essence of Fresh RaspberriesRaspberry Preserves – Raspberrilicious

Fresh raspberries, a little fresh lemon juice and a minimal amount of light honey. Just three ingredients cook quickly together (without added pectin) to create richly colored and intensely flavored preserves. Softly thickened, deeply burgundy essence of raspberries. Continue reading

Agua Fresca – Simply Refreshing

Agua Fresca - Simply Refreshing Agua Fresca with Honeydew, Cucumber & Mint

Blended fruit, water and a little lemon or lime juice makes a most flavorful and refreshing beverage for the warm days of spring and summer. Most any fruit can be used to make Mexico’s delicious aguas frescas: mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon or even pink grapefruit. Continue reading

Hummus – Healthy & Delicious

Hummus – Healthy & DeliciousHummus – Dip, Spread, Snack, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make your own hummus as rich, thick, creamy and flavorful as you like. Though readily available in most grocery and convenience stores, delis and buffets, hummus tastes so much better when homemade. Besides being ready to eat in twenty minutes, you get to choose the quality of each ingredient and the final texture and taste.

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Asparagus Ribbon Salad w/ Almonds & Pecorino

Asparagus Ribbon Salad w Almonds & Pecorino“You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else.”  Mario Batali

Celebrate the End of Asparagus Season 2012

There’s another equally important and defining moment. It comes at the end of each season Continue reading

My First Guest Post–Lavender Infused Honey Lemonade

Honey Lemonade Infused with Lavender“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavoring and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”    Alfred E. Newman

Lavender Infused Honey Lemonade

Friday morning, July 20, 2012 at exactly 7:00 a.m. MDT, my first guest post goes public on Amy Green’s site Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free. Continue reading

Lemon-Cured Salmon w/ Arugula Pesto

Lemon Cured Salmon w/ Arugula Pesto & Raw Kale, Cabbage & Jicama SaladThank you, Thomas Keller

We enjoyed the most amazing fillet of salmon yesterday with every bite a revelation. The fresh, wild salmon had a firm, tender and moist texture, crisp-skin and subtle lemon flavor Continue reading

Raw Kale, Cabbage & Jicama Salad

Raw Kale, Cabbage & Jicama Slaw To Market, To Market to Buy Some Fresh Greens
Home Again, Home Again for Salad it Seems

Greens were certainly the stars at yesterday’s farmers’ market—everything from mustard greens to arugula, green garlic to lettuce, spinach to kale. I came home with a most beautiful Continue reading