Spanish chilled Sangria - the official summer refreshment!
Tartlettes of Sweet Valencia Oranges - Perfect for holding on to the last days of summer.
Joy the Baker makes Cantaloupe Sherbert. Eat the melon.
Hiyashi Chuuka - Cold Noodles
Late Summer in a jar: Fresh fig and anise seeds jam!
Individual peach galettes made with fresh peaches from the farmer's market.
A Blueberry Peach Cobbler turned on it's head.
Quick but ultra elegant dessert perfect for a late summer tea.
Jalapeno mint peach cupcakes; yes you do want them.
Summertime Cheesy Grits. Loaded with pepper jack, roasted veggies, fresh herbs, and bacon.
When life hands you zucchinis....make dumplings!
Quick! Before the last of the beets run out at your local farmer's market: try this summer borscht.
Peach Yogurt Parfait. Good for you food can be pretty too!!
Basil Chocolate Ice-Cream with toasted coconut.
A simple sendoff to my homegrown cucumbers
Tomato, Mozzarella & Salami Pasta Salad.
Fresh fig filled chocolate candy bar. You can not go wrong with just 2 ingredients!
Feta, Basil and Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Reduction.
This peach blueberry pie was worth the whining.
Joy the Baker's easy and healthy mini mango and blueberry popsicles!
Watermelon with sugar & mint.
Marinated Halibut Ensconced in Zucchini Ribbons awaits to be grilled...
It's that time of year! Today I sat down with a former schoolyard nemesis and learned how to can my own peaches.
Gorgeous Summer Tomato Salsa atop a Spice Rubbed Rib Eye
Dry roasting tomatoes in preparation for making a roasted tomato sauce for canning
Soba Noodles with Spicy Tofu and Edamame
fish en papillote
A chilled soup of pan-roasted plums from Vol De Nuit.
Fresh Figs, Champagne Grapes and Raspberry Cake on my 17th Anniversary!
Pasta with zucchini, pine nuts, basil, and lots of bacon.
Chicken, Almond and Parsley Salad. Strange sounding, but tastes great!
Delicious Mediterranean Orzo and Chicken Salad.
Wild Blackberry Sorbet with Garden Mint & Lavender. A thorny forage worth the sweet reward. No pain, no gain!
This is one smart cat, mascarpone with champagne grapes, sherry reduction and micro greens. Served with parm flatbread crisps.
Who could be trusted to share a perfectly ripe peach, draped with tissue-thin lardo, accessorized with a bitter-crisp salad of baby dandelion greens? (Hint: Not me.)