Farro & Vegetable Salad w/ Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

Farro & Vegetable Salad w/ Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette Farro—Wheat of the Pharaohs

I can hardly wait for you to try this recipe; it has become our new favorite grain salad. A fabulous blend of chewy and crisp textures, nutty and bright flavors and purple, orange and green veggies—all most deliciously enveloped in the Lemon Cilantro dressing Continue reading

Spiced Oranges & Spiced Orange Syrup

Spiced Oranges (c)jfhaugenOrange You Glad It’s Time for Dessert?

Growing up in Southern California, always available sweet, ripe oranges were a way of life and completely taken for granted. I gave them nary a thought until I moved to London to attend the Cordon Bleu. Oh my! Small, green and sour were the only “oranges” around. Continue reading

Lemon Curd with Meyer Lemons

Meyer Lemon Curd, Shortbread, Coulis, Blackberries (c) jfhaugen

A Beautiful and Most Luscious New Year’s Dessert

“If Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons. Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow—canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon—they’re sweeter than other lemons, with an intoxicating aroma that has hints of honey and thyme.” Continue reading