Who in their wildest imagination first thought to eat an artichoke? First of all it is a thistle flower bud with lots of prickly thorns all over it. To eat the petals you scrape the "flesh" off each one with your teeth, then finish it off by eating the "heart" portion in the middle. I am… Continue reading Artichokes with Zesty Sauce
I recently bought a bag of produce for $1 that contained a few russet potatoes, 3 tomatoes and 20 jalapeno peppers. Yeah Me! The potatoes went into storage and I will decide what to make with them later. I debated about what to do with the peppers and finally settled on some Jalapeno Pepper Sauce.… Continue reading Jalapeno Pepper Sauce
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. I am normally an advocate of making things yourself instead of buying it if you can. This blog is full of recipes that will testify to that with things like jellies and yogurt and ice cream that most people just buy already prepared. But there are some things that are not… Continue reading Homemade Butter and Mayonnaise
I have always loved Thanksgiving. Food and Football, what more do you need? And I freely admit I am a Food Snob - Thanksgiving Dinner needs to be home made not dumped out of a box or can. I am guessing you feel the same way or you wouldn't be reading this. Here are some… Continue reading Giblet Gravy and other Thanksgiving Recipes
Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won't have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he'll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY… Continue reading Garlic Garlic Everywhere!
Your first thought was probably who is Tola. Short answer is she's my guardian angel. We met when my son was 8 days old and I wandered in shell-shocked to my first Moms to Moms meeting. She took me under her wing and kept me sane those first few months of Mommyhood, and she still does today.… Continue reading Tola’s Basic Asian Marinade
Here's another gem that I found while looking for the Oatmeal Bread recipe that I still haven't found: Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing. My friend, Kelle Saunders, was a student at the Optimum Health Institute and she was kind enough to share some of the recipes with me years ago. I don't know anything… Continue reading Making Sprouts and Sprouted Quinoa Salad
A few years ago, my brother and I were discussing Feta cheese. I don't really remember how the subject came up, but he said "I use it in a cream sauce that goes great with Salmon Cakes." My brain only registered the words, "Salmon Cakes". I demanded politely asked if he would please be so kind… Continue reading Salmon Cakes