Open-faced Strawberry Omelet with Goat Cheese & A California Strawberry Field Tour

Open-faced Strawberry Omelet/Patty's Food

When it comes to strawberries, it’s never just about eating your daily fruit.  Sweet brightly colored aromatic strawberries and all the ways we love to eat them through out their brillant season elevates these berries to a much higher level.  I find strawberries to be inspirational, whether I’m plowing through the preparation of  a massive […]

Sable Breton Galette with Berries and Lemon Curd for French Fridays

Sable Breton Galette with Berries and Lemon Curd / Patty's Food

Could it be possible that I’ve found a new favorite dessert?  I’m talking about a large buttery shortbread cookie spread with a thick layer of homemade lemon curd that’s piled high with fresh berries and sprinkled with lavender vanilla bean sugar.  A BFF of desserts.  Yes, I found a new favorite dessert today. Once again […]

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tartine with Truffle Honey for French Fridays with Dorie

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tartine / Patty's Food

This morning on my weekly visit to the Marin county Farmer’s Market at the Civic Center,  I thought -we are so fortunate in Marin County to have one of the best markets in the world right here in our backyard.  Which brings me to this week’s assignment for French Fridays with Dorie, the online cooking […]

Very Berry ~4 kinds of Berries~ Napa Cabbage Salad

Very Berry Slaw / Patty's Food

I was in the mood for an easy fresh and fruity salad today.  The strawberries from San Diego at the farmer’s market this morning were calling out to me, saying both serve me with vanilla ice cream for dessert and toss me into a salad for dinner tonight.  Is this berry overload?  Impossible, the parade […]

French Fridays Peach Melba

Peach Melba / Patty's Food

How could I resist making this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe? ( As you can see, I didn’t!) I especially couldn’t resist this latest FFWD recipe for a peach sundae created by Auguste Escoffier for the  nineteenth century opera singer Nellie Melba.  Taking the fascinating history of the first peach melba aside, this […]

Melon Berry Soup with Triple Ginger Cookies for French Fridays with Dorie

Good morning French Friday!  I missed you last week but am happy to be back and in better form than last week.  Dorie’s cold melon soup could not have come  at a better time for me as I have been recuperating from a major dental surgery which required eating only foods that are nourishing with […]