Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

For the review of 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas, I’m revisiting a favorite lunch from Big Tree Lodge in Yosemite. Planning a vacation this summer? 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas might be the book for you. . . . → Read More: Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Here’s a totally different and unusual (and quick) appetizer to whip up before you watch your own favorite team in upcoming bowl games. We just happen to be watching the Orange Bowl tonight. (Get it?) . . . → Read More: Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

My sourdough is still ALIVE! And, it makes a pretty killer pizza dough. Join me for this round of Cook the Books Club and Sourdough by Robin Sloan. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires is the June/July selection for Cook the Books. Join me in my re-reading of Reichl’s reflections on being a disguised NYT’s food critic. . . . → Read More: Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and RICHARD GERE. Here’s my inspired-by meal of Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Dill and Blushing Bride Mimosas. . . . → Read More: Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

A staple holiday appetizer (with a green chile kick) plus a bonus cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

Easy Tortilla Pizzas with “Local” Products

You know, I’m going to milk our NM trip for all it’s worth.  🙂

As you might recall, we stocked up on local produce and products at the Taos Farmers Market before we headed home.  We purchased Napa cabbage (that found its way into a salad and a soup), carrots and potatoes (made into soup), . . . → Read More: Easy Tortilla Pizzas with “Local” Products

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Arugula and Chèvre

Today’s recipe is featured in Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin, the Cook the Books current selection. . . . → Read More: Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Arugula and Chèvre

Vegetarian Green Chile Chowder with Goat Cheese

Trying to recreate the most velvety, smooth, delicious green chile stew I ever had… . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Green Chile Chowder with Goat Cheese

Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix

The Italian film, “I Am Love,” was the June feature for Food ‘n Flix. I had a hard time distinguishing what was being torched (no innuendo intended) in the film but I finally landed on making this Russian salad. . . . → Read More: Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix