It's the start of the tomato growing season and we have roped in an expert to give us the best advice. This is "episode" one!
Freshly-picked Arugula Pasta, hungry gardeners rejoice!
Garden fresh grilled pizzas. Light, crispy pizzas cooked directly on the bbq.
Balls with garlic is a kind of olive oil dish made of pounded wheat and garlic.
Fried Breakfast Polenta with Blackberry Meyer Lemon Jam.
The perfect drink for the Oscars - made with champagne, elderflower, and gold!
The first batch of home-grown oyster mushrooms. These were grown from a kit obtained from a local vendor.
Pea, mint and ricotta ravioli filling. Fresh, vibrant and tasty
Mixed Garden Greens a wild assortment with a hazelnut dressing.
Bavarian-Style Stew, a recipe I found in 1968's Better Homes & Gardens Casserole Cook Book. You use gingersnaps to thicken it!!
Prince's Hot Chicken. One of the "100 Southern Foods You Absolutely, Positively Must Try Before You Die."
Skip the trip to Olive Garden, make your own Zuppa Toscana.
Dinner Rolls from BHG Recipe
Ever been in a bad mood and can't shake it, try eating a "Zen garden" for dessert, its sure to give you good karma!
Easy and delicious chocolate cupcakes. And my first try using a pastry bag!
bring on the banh mi
Rosemary, the last herb standing in our garden
Fresh Tomato and Oregano with Seafood Linguine ~ fresh tomato and fresh Oregano from my own garden
Macaroni and Cheese with Petits Pois and Roasted Corn
Sesame Crusted Oyster Mushrooms, grown from an indoor mushroom log
How to preserve the harvest -- even if your harvest comes from the grocery store!
Roasted tomato soup, garnished with bit of heavy cream, with bruschetta croutons for dipping.
Fruits from the little known Fullerton Arboretum.
Sweet and salty stir-fry tofu with fennel roasted vegetables.
Haemool Pajun (Seafood Pancake) from Light Town House in Garden Grove. A thick disk of fish cake, seafood, and scallions bound together by eggs and a little flour, it's very similar to a savory omelet.
Season's greetings! When our labors, worry, and sweat of spring and summer are rewarded with fall's sweet, sensuous garden fresh tomatoes.
Sprouting potatoes? Turn them into homegrown fingerling potatoes!
Homegrown Scarlet Runner beans will make excellent cassoulettes - worthy of the trouble of slaying a giant.
Lavender (or in this case, purple sage) makes a wonderful addition to cooking, adding a subtle hint of unique flavor to buttery cookies.
What to do with a pint of garden- or green market-fresh cherry tomatoes? How about a salad?
What is Chinese Home Cooking with Garden Tomatoes & Panfried Pork Chops like?
The four heirloom tomatoes that we planted in May are now coming to fruity fruition.