Appetizer


Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad 5

A beautiful way to celebrate seasonal vegetables – Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad Belonging to KyV’s  CSA/Farm Share has opened my eyes. I never would have seen such a thing as a beautiful watermelon radish with its mint green rind and gorgeous blushing flesh.  It’s crisp and has bit […]

Watermelon Radish and Carrot Top Salad

Citrus Barley and Pistachios

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

For a happy side dish, unique breakfast or even dessert, you’ll love Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios. Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate […]


Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions. Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? […]

Garlic Green Beans

Two Unique Twists on Cranberry Sauce – Moroccan and Cuban 4

Spice things up by creating new twists on old favorites. The family will love these versions of cranberry sauce – Moroccan and Cuban. Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I know many people are already getting stressed about the holiday season.  Not only do many families hit the roads for […]

Cranberry Sauce

Steamed English Peas – Edamame Style

You can still eat healthy foods while working in Corporate America. I can show you how! Today I did an informal lunch-n-learn for a small CSA group I set up at my company.  I reviewed how to store, clean and prep some of the veggies, including English Peas, they might get […]

English Peas Edamame Style

Chinese Five Spice Miso Soup with Shitakes and Edamame 1

I’m still working on cutting back after my recent trip to San Francisco and wine country.  With the weather getting a bit cooler I thought a nice warm but light soup would be nice.   I simply sauteed onions and garlic, added in shitakes and edamame.  The flavor balance of […]


Pickled Radishes Two Ways (Daikon and Watermelon Radish) 12

Watermelon Radish   Recently we made a salad with shrimp on the grill and I whipped up some balsamic vinaigrette. I had sliced up some of my fresh watermelon radish I got from my csa but I have never been never a hugeradish fan so I was trying to figure out something creative to […]


Moroccan Chickpea Barley Salad 10

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Ours was busy but really nice.  The highlights included Rombauer Chardonnay, a pedicure in “Chick Flick Cherry” and a family boat ride (just the three of us which is rare) to Whitey’s Fish Camp for the boiled seafood platter.  My little […]