warm abalone or sea scallop salad with corn, grilled nectarines, and basil coulis

WarmSea Scallops with Grilled Nectarines and Basil Corn Salad / Patty's Food

I had just returned from the market, ingredients in hand and excited to make the assigned French Friday recipe using sea scallops for this week when I received the text, Brett has abalone he wants to give you…Brett is a buddy of my son Taylor and he dives for abalone off the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. We […]

Smoked Trout Salad with Key Lime Mustard Dressing and A Cookbook Giveaway!

Today I’m making an apple pound cake because all I can think about is baking with apples, I think I’ve become obsessed.  Baking with apples is one of my favorite things to do especially when I notice the birds and most likely raccoons are eating my apples from the back yard tree before I could […]

Slow Roasted Garden Tomatoes For Two

This week’s recipe from Around My French Tableis a simple and delicious way to prepare tomatoes.  A few generous handfuls of assorted tomatoes from my garden patch, sliced, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with fresh thyme, sea salt and thinly sliced garlic ignored for a while in a slow oven and there you have it. […]

Garlicky Crumb-Coated Broccoli Served With Halibut For French Fridays With Dorie

Spring has sprung in my garden, it’s now official as the big oak tree behind our house has leafed out.  We added soil to our garden plot and are planting vegetables and herbs this weekend.  Just for fun I’m adding a few sunflowers to go along with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, scallions, zucchini, tomatillos,sweet basil and […]

Pacific Dover Sole Rolls with Salmoriglio Sauce

The Mediterranean Bay Laurel trees I planted a few years back as a screen between my house and the neighbors create an endless supply of bay leaves for many of my cooking projects.  At one point I worried that a big freeze would wipe them out, like what happened to the eucalyptus trees in the […]

Greek Salad with Grilled Calamari

We enjoyed a fresh Greek style salad for dinner last night with a bottle of Russian River Valley Lynmar Chardonnay . I mention this chardonnay because both the Reserve Vineyard Designates and the Russian River Valley/ Sonoma Coast releases are some of my favorite wines. In the past it was poured by the glass at […]