Roasted Beet & Shiitaki Mushroom Tartines and The IFBC 2013 in Seattle

Roasted Beet and Shitaki Mushroom Tartines / Patty's Food

If I could pack these roasted beet and Shiitaki mushroom tartines to bring with me for a snack on the plane to Seattle for the IFBC (International Food Bloggers Conference) this Thursday, I would do it in a heartbeat!  They were good but we already ate them for dinner, after I took the photos in […]

Baked Jalapeño Poppers stuffed with Goat, Feta and Hatch Chili Pepper Cheddar Cheeses

Baked Japapeno Poppers stuffed with Goat Cheese / Patty's Food

Jalapeño, how I love your written name with the cool curvy dash over the ñ.  I also love a few of your friends, like Mr. Padrón and Ms. Piquillo.  The truth is I had a banner year for peppers in my garden and grew way more than we could use for ourselves so I’ve been […]

Rainbow Chard and Corn Fritters with Herbed Goat Cheese Sauce

Rainbow Chard and Corn Fritters with Herbed Goat Cheese Sauce / Patty's Food

We are eating our way through a row of rainbow chard I planted in the garden about a month and a half ago.  We also have this thing for fresh corn, especially the corn that comes from Brentwood.  A big thanks to the farmer from Brentwood who brings his corn to the Novato Farmer’s Market […]

Herbed Ricotta Spread with Feta Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes on Multigrain Toasts

Herbed Ricotta Spread on Multigrain Toasts / Patty's Food

I may have planted too many cherry tomato plants for one small family..but the good news is..I love them and they are easy to give away when the bowl on my kitchen counter starts to overflow.  Cherry tomatoes are a kind of gardener’s reward, they are so easy to pop in your mouth while visiting […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Rosemary Parmesan Babbo Breadsticks / Patty's Food

We are ready to Spring forward and enjoy the warm weather promised for the weekend here in the Bay Area.  Sun-dried tomato tapenade with homemade breadsticks can be served all year round but is particularly  nice to share with friends over a warm weekend.  I made a run to Whole Foods for the olive oil […]

Cheddar Walnut Crackers for French Fridays

Cheddar Walnut Crackers for French Fridays / Patty's Food

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie savory cracker recipe comes at a perfect time to bake for a holiday party, serve a stack of tender cheddar walnut crackers with small glasses of bubbly and you will have yourself a nice appetizer setup.  Buttery shortbread crackers with savory flavor would also be good added to a […]

Sweet Spicy and Smoky Pecans with A Tour at Safari West

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I’m in love with a bowl of the most beautiful spicy sweet and smoky flavored pecans or rather I’m in love with the memory of a bowl of the most beautiful spicy sweet and smoky flavored pecans.  Did I also mention that I’m in love with ground red New Mexican chipotle peppers and Spanish smoked […]

Herbed Castelverano Olives for French Fridays

Herbed Castelverano Olives / Patty's Food

  Olives soaking up herbal flavor while resting in extra-virgin olive oil is  this week’s assigned recipe from Around My French Table and it came at the perfect time to enjoy for a pre Thanksgiving meal nibble.  I found the Sicilian Castelverano olives at Whole Foods the day before Thanksgiving.  The parking lot was so busy […]

Mini Herbed Goat Cheese Puffs for French Fridays with Dorie

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After a day of running around and thinking that I didn’t have time this afternoon to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie assigned recipe- these delightful mini puffs filled with herbed goat cheese- I realized that the best thing I could do was to whip up a batch of these puffs just to calm […]

Savory Mushroom Shallot Pie for French Fridays with Dorie

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  The title of this post should read- savory mushroom shallot pie and the mystery of the missing 9″ quiche pan-sort of sounds like the title of a Nancy Drew mystery story with a food theme twist.  It was a dark and stormy night, it really was…  as I gathered the ingredients to make my […]