irish breakfast cookies

irish breakfast cookies / patty's food

Cookies for breakfast on Saint Paddy’s Day? Why not? I’m sure you will love this oatmeal cookie recipe as much as we did. This is the first recipe that I’ve made from my copy of at home in the whole food kitchen by amy chaplin and even though I did make a few changes, such […]

Honey Almond Granola

Honey Almond Granola / Patty's Food

  Do you have a recipe that you make from scratch just about every week? Well, this is that recipe for me and it happens to be for granola. We crave Greek yogurt sprinkled with honey almond granola…using this recipe. It is easy, fits in a large glass canister on my counter and easily satisfies […]

Arugula, Apricot and Walnut Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette

Arugula and Apricot Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette / Patty's Food

  One more recipe with apricots but this time I’m sharing a savory salad using apricots with toasted walnuts, arugula dressed in a tangy apricot-pinot noir vinaigrette and a locally made sheep’s milk cheese shaved over the top.  The local cheese is Weirauch Farm & Creamery Saint Rose raw aged farmstead sheep from Petaluma.  This […]

Spinach Salad with Asparagus & Cara Cara Oranges

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  How could I resist picking up such a beautiful bunch of fresh spinach to use in my salad?  The obvious answer is that I couldn’t.  I almost gave it a little hug before I put it in my basket at the market.  Along with slender spears of Spring asparagus, French Breakfast Radishes, Cara Cara […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Rosemary Parmesan Babbo Breadsticks / Patty's Food

We are ready to Spring forward and enjoy the warm weather promised for the weekend here in the Bay Area.  Sun-dried tomato tapenade with homemade breadsticks can be served all year round but is particularly  nice to share with friends over a warm weekend.  I made a run to Whole Foods for the olive oil […]

Herbed Castelverano Olives for French Fridays

Herbed Castelverano Olives / Patty's Food

  Olives soaking up herbal flavor while resting in extra-virgin olive oil is  this week’s assigned recipe from Around My French Table and it came at the perfect time to enjoy for a pre Thanksgiving meal nibble.  I found the Sicilian Castelverano olives at Whole Foods the day before Thanksgiving.  The parking lot was so busy […]