Grilled Fingerlings & Fennel with Pesto

grilled fingerlings & fennel with pesto / patty's food

  There are many varieties of arugula, some are spicier than others.  I have 4 varieties of arugula growing in my garden and several of them are going to seed right now.  So, I can’t think of a better time to make a batch of pesto using both arugula and sweet basil to spoon over […]

Golden Beet Arugula Salad with Key Lime Champagne Vinaigrette

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  I promised a salad recipe this week because even though I like to think I could live on cookies, cakes, breads and even apple strudel…the truth is I do have cravings for what I like to call ‘real food’ like soups and salads.  I like eggs and cheese too.  One of my favorite easy […]

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 […]

Curried Chicken Nuggets and Fennel Apple Slaw with A Cinnamon Maple Vinaigrette

I’m feeling a cooking and blogging break coming on as our vacation is only a couple of weeks away, but I still hope to bake something with pumpkin before heading out.  For many reasons Fall is my favorite time of year, there is just something wonderful about the gentle cooling of the air after the […]

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 […]

Sea Scallops With Caramel-Orange Sauce For French Fridays With Dorie

We love sea scallops but rarely make them at home so this simple but delectable recipe was ideal for us.  Just for fun I added candied orange zest which finished the dish with a little flourish. I used stalks of early Spring asparagus with thinly sliced raw fennel and fresh mint dressed in olive oil, […]

Spring Salad with Lemon White Truffle Vinaigrette

Today my thoughts on food have turned green.  All the breads and cakes I’ve baked in the past few weeks made the house smell wonderful but life in the kitchen is not all about the oven.  The salad bowl makes a daily appearance in my kitchen but barely makes it here every few months.  My […]