rosemary parmesan flatbread with fingerling potatoes

rosemary parmesan flatbread

Have you ever tried baking flatbread in a cast iron skillet?  If not, then it’s time to pull out that cast iron  skillet and bake a flatbread.  Like, today.  Of course after you pick up the ingredients, especially that little mesh bag of multi colored fingerling potatoes, aren’t they cute?  I’m fortunate to have rosemary […]

Spinach Tart with Olive Oil Sesame Cracker Crust

Spinach Tart

cooking for family and friends is the best kind of cooking.  naturally I’m thinking of our fast approaching holidays and encouraging you to expand your recipe collection to include this spinach tart. I like to think about what I might serve as a starter or an appetizer for a dinner party.  I like the idea […]

Rainbow Chard and Corn Fritters with Herbed Goat Cheese Sauce

Rainbow Chard and Corn Fritters with Herbed Goat Cheese Sauce / Patty's Food

We are eating our way through a row of rainbow chard I planted in the garden about a month and a half ago.  We also have this thing for fresh corn, especially the corn that comes from Brentwood.  A big thanks to the farmer from Brentwood who brings his corn to the Novato Farmer’s Market […]

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup for French Fridays with Dorie & Food Revolution Day

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup / Patty's Food

  Today is my second day home from vacation and I’m running around while trying to get to the giant pile of laundry on top of my washing machine.  Today is also the cook’s recipe choice for  French Fridays with Dorie and Cook & Share Food Revolution Day.  I think Dorie’s spicy Vietnamese chicken noodle […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shrimp, Wild Mushrooms and Rice Noodles for French Fridays

Shrimp and Rice Noodles for French Fridays / Patty's Food

A package of dried wild mushrooms and a box of thin rice noodles came to the rescue last night as my local market didn’t carry several of the ingredients in this week’s assigned French Fridays with Dorie recipe and I didn’t want to drive over to the Asian market in the next town.  Hey-at least […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fried Green San Marzano Tomatoes with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Fried Green San Marzano Tomatoes with Roasted Tomato Sauce / Patty's Food

  San Marzano tomatoes are a famous variety of tomatoes that are for the most part associated with Italy but here in Northern California we also have the right climate to grow these thick skinned flavorful Roma style tomatoes. The past few weeks my cup runneth over with San Marzano tomatoes and believe me-I’m not […]