Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the Holidays

Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the HolidaysPersian Cucumber Yogurt as Appetizer, Side Dish, Light Meal

While looking through a magazine last week, a colorful dish of Persian Cucumber Yogurt known as Mast-O Khiar caught my eye. After a bit of research, I adjusted and combined a few recipes to create today’s refreshing, creamy, crunchy and flavorful take on this classic Continue reading

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun Tart

Tarte Soleil – Puff Pastry Sun TartTarte Soleil with Sundried Tomato Tapenade & Pesto –
Gorgeous, Delicious and Fun to Eat

It’s been at least 6 months since I first saw a picture of a very impressive Tarte Soleil (sun tart). So gorgeous I wanted to make one. After waiting and waiting for the perfect event, I could wait no longer. Last week I offered to bring a Tarte Soleil to dinner with friends that I knew Continue reading

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt w/ Chunky Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt w/ Chunky Raspberry SauceRaspberry Frozen Yogurt – So Luscious, So Quick

Simply 4 ingredients and 3 steps. That’s all it takes to make this luscious, creamy, deeply colored Raspberry Frozen Yogurt. Such a treat on its own. And even more delicious and de-lovely when topped with a glistening Chunky Raspberry Sauce. Continue reading

Raspberries — The Simpler the Better

RaspberriesSummer’s First Raspberries 

 Raspberries I so look forward each summer to the delicate texture and intense flavor of just-picked raspberries. And now they’re here. The first of this summer’s raspberries are ripening on the vine and ready for picking. Continue reading

Fig Jam w/ Yogurt Cheese and Apples

Fig Jam — from Dried Black Mission & Calimyrna FigsUncooked, Fermented & Easy-to-Prepare Fig Jam from Dried Figs

Make 2013 healthier than ever. Introduce homemade fermented foods into your diet. This month I’ll share recipes for easy-to-make fig jam and country-style mustard as well as my very favorite white kimchi. These enzyme and nutrient-rich foods are easily digested and highly beneficial 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