Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad with Tangy Orange Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad

Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad – A Satisfying, Flavorful and Hearty Wintertime Salad

Focusing on perfecting this salad, I haven’t posted a recipe for a few weeks. But from the first bite, this lentil salad held so much promise. I wanted to spend all the time necessary to test and retest and refine it to get it right. Tonight, my beloved pronounced Continue reading

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

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

Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Tomato, Avocado, Goat Cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Tomato & AvocadoGrilled Cheese Sandwich—A Perfect Comfort Food

Quick, easy to prepare and made from ingredients already in the house. That’s my current definition of a comfort food. A hot, toasty grilled cheese sandwich totally fits the bill. Juicy, ripe tomatoes Continue reading

Potato Salad for July 4th & Beyond

Potato Salad for July 4th & BeyondColorful Potatoes All Dressed Up w/ Mustard Vinaigrette & Fresh Herbs

Tasty and tender red, white & blue fingerling potatoes tossed with garden herbs and a flavorful Mustard Vinaigrette. A color-appropriate and standout potato salad for picnics and barbecues this 4th of July and all through the year. Continue reading

Cultured Mustard – “The Good Stuff”

Cultured Mustard – “The Good Stuff”Cultured Mustard — Much More Than Just a Bold-Flavored Condiment

As the husband of a friend of mine said upon tasting the jar of Cultured Country-Style Mustard I gave them, “This is the good stuff.” He then proceeded to hide the jar at the back of their refrigerator so no one else could find it. 😉 But homemade cultured mustard is much more than just a bold-flavored condiment. Continue reading

Fermentation Workshops – March 23rd & 30th

Fermentation Workshops – March 23rd and 30thHealthy Cooking Classes in Bozeman

Create delicious and probiotic-rich fermented foods in your own kitchen. Explore the how-to techniques, equipment and basics of vegetable fermentation in my upcoming fermentation workshops. Taste a variety of fermented foods from beverages to condiments Continue reading