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 […]

Baked Jalapeño Poppers stuffed with Goat, Feta and Hatch Chili Pepper Cheddar Cheeses

Baked Japapeno Poppers stuffed with Goat Cheese / Patty's Food

Jalapeño, how I love your written name with the cool curvy dash over the ñ.  I also love a few of your friends, like Mr. Padrón and Ms. Piquillo.  The truth is I had a banner year for peppers in my garden and grew way more than we could use for ourselves so I’ve been […]

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 […]

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts / Patty's Food

I made a salad with fresh cherries and soft goat cheese similar to this one for dinner last week, only using arugula instead of spinach.  When I went to the market this morning looking for more arugula to make my new favorite salad with cherries and goat cheese I found beautiful fresh spinach instead and […]

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tartine with Truffle Honey for French Fridays with Dorie

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tartine / Patty's Food

This morning on my weekly visit to the Marin county Farmer’s Market at the Civic Center,  I thought -we are so fortunate in Marin County to have one of the best markets in the world right here in our backyard.  Which brings me to this week’s assignment for French Fridays with Dorie, the online cooking […]

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 […]

Chili-Chocolate Beet Cake with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting

Chili Chocolate Beet Cake with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting / Patty's Food

I had been holding on to a couple of bars of Lindt Dark Chili Chocolate, a bag of beets from the farmers market and the following recipe for chocolate beet cake for a week too long.  Tonight’s sleep over with my grandchildren- ‘The Littles’ (an affectionate name given by my daughter Katie to her sister […]

double chocolate zucchini cupcakes with goat cheese frosting

double chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Today I’m dressing up my Summer zucchini by mixing it into a double chocolaty cupcake batter and for good measure I’m spreading a creamy goat cheese frosting  with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings on top.  One of the enjoyable things about cooking or baking at home is deciding which direction to go in with a […]

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 […]

Heirloom Beet Salad for French Fridays

Heirloom beet salad with goat cheese, radish sprouts, icy red onions, pistachio nuts with a honey mustard vinaigrette is on the menu this French Friday with Dorie.  This is a fun salad to make and serve as a starter for dinner or for lunch.  The farmers market had a generous offering of heirloom beets, one […]