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 […]

Green Bean Salad -Greek Style

Greek Style Green Bean Salad / Patty's Food

Time to cut back the oregano before it overtakes the entire garden, it’s growing like a weed in it’s little corner of the world.  Speaking of the world, last Friday I shared a French inspired recipe for a sable breton galette and this week I’ve moved on to Greece with my Greek inspired green bean […]

Spicy Cherry Tomato Rice with a recipe for Tomato Masala from Rose of Magpie’s Recipes

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My friend and next town over neighbor Rose from Magpie’s Recipes is leaving the Bay Area and moving back to India next week.  We met at a Bay Area food blogger’s lunch and soon made plans to meet at our local farmer’s market.  A few weeks later we spent the morning marketing (mostly tasting different […]

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 […]

Corn Soup with Tomato and Sugar Snap Pea Salad for French Fridays

Could there ever be too much ripe sweet corn?  Sometimes at the end of Summer if feels that way when the corn is piled high in the market or overflowing in a large bin at a farm stand.  There are a lot of things out there to make with fresh corn but one of my […]

Roasted Eggplant Salad for French Fridays

Today is eggplant ‘caviar’ day for French Fridays and the first thought that came to me is that roasted eggplant is not that pretty-what do I do with it??  First off I peeled and sliced my eggplant before roasting- a little unclear on the concept but it still tasted good.  I decided to layer my […]

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. […]

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 […]