Grilled Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout

Grilled Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout

The flavors of this grilled steelhead trout are fresh and complex, thanks to the lemons, shallots, fennel and the cedar plank.

Fresh Pinto Bean Soup

Fresh Pinto Bean Soup

Have you ever cooked with freshly picked pinto beans? I got the opportunity for the first time last week and wasn’t exactly sure what to do with them. But this Fresh Pinto Bean Soup turned out so perfectly delicious — it was as if I’d 

Candied Cranberries

Candied Cranberries

Fresh cranberries are filling the shelves of the local grocery store – but exactly what should you be doing with them?? And why?? Well, cranberries are a wonderful addition to cakes, breads, stuffing and sides – but my favorite way to use fresh cranberries?? Candied 

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

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 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – homemade roasted red peppers, canned garbanzo beans and a few tips promise to make the creamiest, most delicious hummus you’ve ever tasted!

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

This is the salsa that satisfies my gardening spirit and my tastebuds! The subtle flavors of mint and parsley add an unexpected but strangely logical flavor to this salsa – kindly identifying themselves as mid-summer garden troopers. All the while, the roasted, caramelized veggies and the heat from those few hot peppers bring comfort to my deep cravings for salsa.

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Sweet and tender, with a whisper of heat from the chiles and flavor support from the sweet onions and earthy fresh herbs. Ahhh – all the flavors that make summer gardens worth the trouble!

I’m back!

I’m back!

Whew – the holidays hit and life has been a blur ever since! I’ve gotten so far behind that I am tempted to got sit in a dark corner and stare at a wall until spring. But that’s not an option so I’ll just tell 

Oven Roasted Okra

Oven Roasted Okra

Today I am sharing a quick and simple twist on traditional fried okra. My mom’s fried okra happens to be one of my most favorite things to eat in the entire world. Salty, crunchy and fried to a crisp – coated in a light cornmeal/flour 

Fall 2017 Cooking Class Schedule!

Fall 2017 Cooking Class Schedule!

I am excited to share my Fall cooking class schedule! I have posted several holiday themed treats that are new tom cooking class calendar, it should be quite fun!!

Sweet & Spicy Farmer’s Market ((Sheet Pan)) Green Beans

Sweet & Spicy Farmer’s Market ((Sheet Pan)) Green Beans

Freshly picked, tender green beans are one of my favorite garden ingredients (tomatoes, squash and herbs round our my favorites list – in case you were curious).

Sweet Basil & Thyme Blossom Pesto

Sweet Basil & Thyme Blossom Pesto

Summer is in full swing, and for me that means I’m elbow deep in the garden. I am in the middle of year no. 4 for working my very own veggie garden and this year is (by far) the best year yet!