Several years ago, David and I stumbled upon, what has since become one of my all-time favorite restaurants :: Lama Beans Cafe in Berkeley, CA. We picked this spot because online reviews raved about this little local gem – high quality, delicious local food that’s …
Okay – let’s talk grazing. This is my favorite way to eat – a little of this and a smear of that. Trying new combinations and flavors — and eating way, way, way too much.Continue reading German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue
This red wine hot chocolate is a simple, warm, decadent, drinkable dessert. Sure to add flare and flavor and fun to your seasonal snacking!
It’s time to add a little baked cracker to our portfolio of ‘easy extra‘ recipes I’ve been compiling for the last several months! These crackers are a savory shortbread cracker packed full of flavor thanks to the addition of blue cheese, sage and spicy red pepper.Continue reading Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers
One of my favorite accessories to a meal or snack is pickled veggies. I love the combination of sour + salty + crunchy + spice.
I love olives – all types : green, black, purple – brined or packed in oil – pitted or with pits. I love them. I love them so much that I wanted to make them the star of my graze board rather than an accessory quietly tucked into a corner. That’s where these ‘Easy Extra’ recipe comes in to play!
These candied nuts come together in about 5 minutes! The sugary, spiced candy coating has just the right amount of salt and those herbs put the recipe over-the-top. So, so crave-able!
According to the calendar, we’re nearing the end of summer – and my veggie garden knows it. Tomatoes have almost disappeared, squash left me weeks ago, eggplant is out of production and I’ve used up all my carrots, radishes and onions. But my chard and herbs are partying like it’s 1999.Continue reading Fresh 7-Herb Pesto
I’m pretty sure brownies are the world’s most perfect dessert! And this chocolate orange version is my new favorite way to enjoy them. I’ve got one simple trick that’s certain to maximize the orange flavor – and my guess is it involves something you normally throw away!
There’s something about the combination of feta and sun-dried tomatoes that makes this simple stuffed mushroom recipe so very delicious. And that white wine + cream? As it bakes, the flavors of the dip and parmesan and mushrooms spin around and create the most glorious, creamy sauce.