Baby Romanesco and Meyer Lemon Purée

It’s May Day! Oh happy May Day. Fresh flowers, bright colors, and spring sensations at the table ~ this is my idea of the first of May. Remember those days of surprising a neighbor with a beautiful May Day bouquet by leaving the flowers on the doorstep, ringing the bell, and running away? I haven’t…

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Bere Bere Summer Salad

It’s not often these days that I feel as though I really knock off my own socks in my canvas of a kitchen. I so enjoy cooking for others and nourishing in any and every way ~ I also very much relish in the reception of a smile as a result of the flavors filling…

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Basket of Baby Heirlooms

There is so much about the summer that I truly love.  I believe I frequently mention my adoration for fresh produce and the delicious gift of vine ripened juicy tomatoes. Mmmm…. With just a touch of salt ~ My mouth waters just thinking about it. Most often I treat myself to the big Beefsteak heirlooms,…

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Heirloom Tomato Madness

No recipe really…just a reflection on the absolutely astounding and so desired taste and sensation of freshly picked and perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes. I simply cannot wait for my garden to grow. Summer comes soon…but not soon enough! Sea salt and pepper. Yum!

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All Things Spring – Watermelon Radishes

I simply love the colors of spring!   After a long awaited change of season and so much snow and cold, the culinary curve of colorful crop has arrived. Watermelon radishes ~ Not quite a radish in the traditional sense, and definitely not a watermelon, this highly unique and incredibly vibrant globular root deserves a…

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Carrots and Coffee

One of my favorite things to do when I have a little extra time on my weekends either at home or on the road is to open my ears  to the divine musings of Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table. Her fantastical ideas of creativity and magic in the kitchen are genius. She is…

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Skillet Seared Radishes

Most of my radish eating experience has been in the form of raw crudités or sliced thinly for salads.  These delightfully bright bulbs provide a surprising bite with a hint of peppery zing. My only experience in cooking these out of the ordinary produce pleasures has been in the form of Roasted Watermelon Radishes.  Cooked in…

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Homegrown “Tahmaetas”

What would life be without homegrown “tahmaetas?” I’m living in farm country now.  Sure, the produce in the PNW was absolutely incredible, but there’s nothing like a homegrown tomato from plains of Colorado.  Honestly.   ~ Well, the sweet corn is pretty darn unbeatable too.  But, I’m focused on tomatoes.  Farm stand tomatoes.  Freshly picked…

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Awesome Ending Friday

To piggyback off of last Friday’s theme – awesome things about summer, I decided to share my top 10 favorite summer memories. I grew up very blessed, in that my family’s situation allowed for us to spend endless summers together – outside. I close my eyes and smile at all the fantastic adventures we created,…

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