Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta

It’s been a while since I posted but I certainly wanted to share part of our Easter Dinner menu…starting with this salad. . . . → Read More: Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta

Lemon Rice with Peas and Artichokes

Preserved lemons, onions, artichokes, green peas = a unique and delicious rice dish. . . . → Read More: Lemon Rice with Peas and Artichokes

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

Lemongrass Risotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes for #FreshTastyValentines

Today’s #FreshTastyEats post features products from Woodbridge, Gourmet Garden, and Mann’s with a very special shout-out to Uncommon Goods. . . . → Read More: Lemongrass Risotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes for #FreshTastyValentines

Curried Quinoa, Wild Rice, and Veggie Salad

This salad was inspired from my lunch at the CIA run pop-up bakery in San Antonio last month. It combines quinoa, wild rice, peas, carrots, and radish. . . . → Read More: Curried Quinoa, Wild Rice, and Veggie Salad

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my all time favorites and this recipe comes from my favorite food writer of all times, Ruth Reichl. Join me for this month’s Cook the Books feature, Reichl’s Comfort Me with Apples. . . . → Read More: Spaghetti Carbonara

The 12-Mile Dinner

Our truly locavore meal featured a Blueberry-Mint Lemonade, Sautéed Padron Peppers, a Spring Pasta with a Butter-Wine Sauce, and Fresh Blueberry Crumble. You are getting four recipes today for the price of one! . . . → Read More: The 12-Mile Dinner

Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

If you haven’t been keeping up, this is the third installment of some great recipes we learned at a recent cooking class.   We attended a class at The Stock Pot’s Cooking School.   Our instructor for the evening was Chef Grant from Tavern on Brady.

So far, I have featured his classic deviled eggs, balsamic roasted . . . → Read More: Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

Pasta Alfredo with Peas and Carrots—SRC Post for March

I love our Secret Recipe Club posting days! . . . → Read More: Pasta Alfredo with Peas and Carrots—SRC Post for March

Adding peas

Update on yesterday’s recipe—this is a beautiful dish when one remembers all the ingredients! . . . → Read More: Adding peas

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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