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 […]

Beetroot Soup with Horseradish Dumplings and Chives, My Trip to Germany, Part 2

Beetroot Soup with Horseradish Dumplings and My Trip to Germany, part 2 / Patty's Food

  It wasn’t easy deciding which course from our three star meal at cookst Du! kochschule eppelheim to make at home first but this beetroot soup with horseradish dumplings and chives won out over the others.  Everything on the menu was excellent but I’m a huge fan of roasted beets and I fell in love […]

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 […]

easy thai basil ginger-pickled cucumbers

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I love the scent of vanilla sugar.  This morning I topped off my canister of vanilla scented sugar with a new bag of sugar from the market-just smells so good!  I am a baker at heart, but today it’s all about chilled spicy pickled cucumbers.  This easy recipe is perfect for a Summer picnic.  It’s […]

Shallot, Chive & Meyer Lemon Biscuits with My Go-To Butternut Squash & Apple Soup for FFWD

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These simple Saint-Germain-des-Près Onion Biscuits from Around My French Table received a bonne idée from me this week.  I substituted the original recipe’s 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion for 2 small finely chopped shallots and about 1/4 cup minced fresh chives.  With a surplus of Meyer lemons in my produce bin I’m always looking […]

Goat Cheese, Chive & Scallion Muffins

These goat cheese chive and scallion muffins are the latest recipe I’ve made from the New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle,  an inspirational cookbook that is quickly becoming  one of my favorites this Summer.  I have quite a few recipes bookmarked and also made her delicious yellow squash muffins last week.  Imagine a cookbook […]

First French Friday with Cheese and Chive Bread

My first French Fridays with Dorie and my bread is coming out of the oven as we speak.  I am embarking on an adventure with an online cooking group which will consist of selecting and trying recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Around My French Table.  Challenging myself to cook through Dorie’s book is a fun […]