Black Squid Ink Spaghetti Salad with Tomato and Arugula Pesto Sauce

Black Squid Ink Spaghetti Salad with Tomatoes and Arugula / Patty Price / Patty's Food

  The cool nights of Fall are here. I find myself closing windows at night instead of opening them and pulling up that comforter on the bed instead of kicking if off. I’m sad to see Summer go, especially in my garden where the tomatoes are just about finished for the season.  But on a […]

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 […]

Summertime Peach Upside-Down Almond Cake

I walked away from my local farmers market last week with a bag of luscious tree-ripened peaches, a treasured find of the morning.  Fresh peaches, a favorite treat for breakfast, sliced to go on top of a bowl of oatmeal was the original plan, but reading a cookbook recipe for peach upside-down cake distracted me […]

Honey Almond Tart with Red Wine Glazed Cherries

Our cherry tree is covered with cherries, they are just beginning to turn pink which means that in just a few short days the birds will swarm all over it attacking and decimating the little hard sour barely pink cherries.  So, no this bowl of bright red cherries are not the cherries from my tree, […]

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 […]

Quinoa, Fruit and Nut Salad For French Fridays

  Because of black quinoa’s striking color, reminds me of wild rice, I decided to use it in my salad this week for French Fridays with Dorie.  Attempting to give my salad even more visual pizazz  I added orange zest and crème fraiche with sprigs of watercress on top.  I did a fair amount of […]

Beggar’s Fusilli Friday with Dorie

Did I use fusilli instead of the linguini called for in this recipe from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan because I wanted to title my post French Fusilli Friday??  Maybe but more likely because I love a thicker corkscrew type of pasta to soak up the rich flavorful sauce I made using Dorie’s […]

Mandel-Melbas

I like a thin, crisp, not too sweet, sliced almond filled cookie to dip in my coffee especially on the days when I’m craving something sweet but not too rich.  We’re still in January, the month of trying to eat lighter after  the indulgences around the holidays in December.  February signals the official return to […]

Cantaloupe Sweet Basil Sorbet with Toasted Almond Sandies

I found the most beautiful Tuscan style cantaloupes at Oliver’s market in Santa Rosa over the fourth of July weekend. They are distinctive looking with deep grooves and a more oval shape than a regular cantaloupe. They have a deep orange color, a sweet aroma and flavor. I’ve been reading all kinds of recipes for […]

Sweet Cherry Almond Muffins

I made these sweet cherry muffins last weekend with the first really good looking cherries I’ve seen at the market, in fact when I walked in the market these cherries looked so good they became the focus of all my attention! I wanted to eat them plain right out of the bag because they looked […]