Green Bean Salad -Greek Style

Greek Style Green Bean Salad / Patty's Food

Time to cut back the oregano before it overtakes the entire garden, it’s growing like a weed in it’s little corner of the world.  Speaking of the world, last Friday I shared a French inspired recipe for a sable breton galette and this week I’ve moved on to Greece with my Greek inspired green bean […]

Strawberry Lemon Lime Bars

Strawberry Lemon Lime Bars / Patty's Food

Jammy slices of strawberries nestled into a lemon lime filling supported by an oat-y flavored shortbread crust were a couple of good reasons why I thought it was okay to mess with one of my favorites- Classic Lemon Bars.  Plus the strawberries look pretty- all jammy on top of the lemon lime filling.  The strawberries and lemons came […]

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 […]

Cream Cheese Pie with Blood Orange Slices

I used my Japanese chef’s knife to cut the rind off these little blood oranges in five slices and I think that the resulting squared off shape is kind of cool and other worldly.  I wanted to say ‘other fruitly’, even though it’s not a real word, because in some respects these fruit slices look […]

Pacific Dover Sole Rolls with Salmoriglio Sauce

The Mediterranean Bay Laurel trees I planted a few years back as a screen between my house and the neighbors create an endless supply of bay leaves for many of my cooking projects.  At one point I worried that a big freeze would wipe them out, like what happened to the eucalyptus trees in the […]

Strawberry Granita with Champagne Sabayon and Coconut Tuiles

Strawberry granita is just one part of this elegant composed dessert that I learned how to make while helping Loretta Keller make pastries in her San Francisco restaurant Bizou which she later transformed into Coco 500. A granita is shaved ice and this recipe with fresh ripe strawberries has an intense flavor of fresh fruit. […]