Moroccan Carrot Salad with Blood Oranges

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  It’s been wonderful connecting with blogging buddies in the Bay Area over the past few years and last Thursday at the Marin Farmer’s Market I was lucky to meet and spend some time shopping with two of my favorites, Gina @ SPCookieQueen and Rose @Magpie’s Recipes.  We could be found chatting up a storm […]

Carrot Cake Muffins with Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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  I’m home for a short week before heading to Palm Springs with the girls to relax, have fun and play a few rounds of golf in the warm weather of the great South land.  I’m so humbled by my inability to lose a few pounds and keep them off that I’m fully ready to […]

Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Crispy Garlic Chips

Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Crispy Garlic Chips / Patty's Food

My healthy eating continues into the second week of the new year but I’m itching to bake, so this week I turned on the oven and roasted some carrots.  Of course- I brushed olive oil and sprinkled sea salt on top of my carrots to coax out a little more flavor.  I also topped my […]

Roasted Carrot Soup with Rustic Basil Pesto for French Fridays with Dorie

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  This week’s French Fridays with Dorie’s assigned vegetable soup morphed into roasted carrot soup when I found Capay Organic Nantes Carrots at Whole Paycheck.  They have to be the cutest carrots (with the coolest name) that I’ve ever seen and I’m now in search of Nantes carrot seeds…  Carrot soup is one of my […]

Carrot, Raspberry, Fennel, & Marcona Almond Salad with Creamy Ginger Jalapeño Dressing

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I like a break in my eating routine from time to time and joining in the Powercakes June Powermeal A day challenge  with my friend Maya from Foodiva’s Kitchenhas brought out my colorful side, at least in my choice of salad for dinner last night.  A colorful raw carrot salad packed full of fresh raspberries, shaved […]

Garden Vegetable Quiche Sans Le Crust

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One of my favorite surprises waiting for me after a vacation is the patch of ground outside our back door;  checking out which plants are blooming, bearing fruit or just plain pushing out a few new leaves.  While we played golf in driving rain and freezing wind on the Old Course at Saint Andrews, among […]

Spicy Carrot Fritters with Grape Tomato Salsa

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These fritters are more like potato latkes with carrots but I like the idea of a fritter with carrots so fritters it is! You can control the amount of spiciness you like in these carrot fritters by adding more red pepper flakes to the batter or more jalapeno pepper to the tomato salsa.  I took […]

M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken for French Fridays with Dorie

Considering what a gorgeous day we had today, in the high 60s, it sure feels cold tonight.  The next chance of rain we have is for the middle of next week, this warm dry unseasonable weather is weird but we could have solid rain next month so you just never know, best to enjoy this […]

Favorite Spring Vegetable Pot-Au-Feu for French Fridays with Dorie

Change is in the air, nothing stays the same forever including a suggested recipe for warm weather vegetables from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  Referred to as a springboard recipe and in my case it was also an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ recipe as I reached deep into my fridge to pull […]

Chicken Meatballs with Orecchiette in Tomato Soup

It rained here this morning and I was craving meatballs, no it was not raining meatballs, although that wouldn’t have been a bad thing.  We are pretty tired of the rain here so this morning when I woke up to the  sound of rain I thought today I will make soup with meatballs because this […]