Slow Roasted Salmon – Recipe Perfected

Slow Roasted Salmon – Recipe Perfected Slow Roasted Salmon with Swiss Chard and Pesto

Slow roasted salmon ranks high on my list of the best fish I’ve ever eaten. Five years ago, Matt, a private chef in Malibu, awakened my palate to the glories of slow roasted salmon. The salmon had a silken and tender texture with exceptional flavor and color. Armed with the chef’s nominal directions, Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, Pesto

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, PestoSummer Vegetable Gratin – A Go-To Recipe for Late Summer Vegetables

With an almost overwhelming abundance of late summer vegetables in the garden or your CSA box, the ongoing search for new recipes continues. This recipe for a Summer Vegetable Gratin is a winner. Layering large amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, chard and basil makes one very flavorful gratin. Continue reading

Garlic Scape Hummus

Garlic Scape Hummus Garlic Scape Hummus – From Good to Great with Garlic Scape Pesto

Just spoke with my favorite farmer this morning. She’ll continue having garlic scapes at the Saturday market for another two weeks. As she and her husband have 4000 heads of garlic in their garden, they’ve got lots of garlic scapes to sell. So I’ll continue making Garlic Scape Pesto Continue reading

Garlic Scape Pesto w/ Parsley, Walnuts & Pecorino

Garlic Scape Pesto w/ Parsley, Walnuts & PecorinoGarlic Scapes Are Here

Exuberantly curlicued garlic scapes debuted just a couple of days ago at our first Saturday farmers’ market of the season. These first picked and thinner scapes are both more tender and milder than the mature scapes still to come. Buy scapes when you find them Continue reading

Carrot Ribbon Pasta w/ Creamy Pesto Sauce – Gluten-Free

Carrot Ribbon Pasta w/ Creamy Pesto Sauce – Gluten-FreeCarrot Ribbons Become Pasta in this Dish for All Seasons

A bag of rainbow carrots, one remaining jar of last summer’s pesto in the freezer, and a container of just-made yogurt cheese. All the ingredients for cooking something new: Carrot Ribbon Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce. Get ready to be completely amazed. Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks, Cauliflower Purée, Tuscan Kale Pesto

Cauliflower Steaks, Cauliflower Purée, Tuscan Kale PestoCauliflower Steaks You Eat w/ a Knife and Fork

Until he tasted these Cauliflower Steaks w/ Cauliflower Purée & Tuscan Kale Pesto, Paul avoided cauliflower, preferring most every other vegetable instead. Really, though, who knew cauliflower could be so tasty and attractive?  After loving fermented Giardiniera for the past year and enjoying Roasted Cauliflower Salad Continue reading

Tuscan Kale Pesto

Tuscan Kale PestoTuscan Kale Pesto — Six Ingredients & Six Minutes

Amazingly fresh tasting, vibrant and versatile kale pesto. Just finely chopped kale with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and pecorino cheese. This deep green Tuscan Kale Pesto makes a delicious alternative to the more traditional basil pesto during the cold and colder days of late fall and winter. Continue reading