Tarragon Lime Cookies with White Chocolate Lime Frosting

Tarragon Lime Cookies / Patty's Food

  I like cookies that are easy to make, fun to serve and pack a lot of flavor, especially the flavors of tarragon, lime and white chocolate.  December is the month for home baked cookies, for the most part cookies baked with the Christmas holidays and sharing with friends and family firmly in mind.  My […]

Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar

Strawberry Lime Upside-down muffins with Lavender Sugar / Patty's Food

Fun with strawberries 101.  First thing- find sweet strawberries, I found mine at the Santa Rosa farmer’s market.  Second thing-find an excuse to take some time to yourself for strawberry recipe development (very important!)  Excuses could include, I’m sick, headache, cramps, backache etc…you get the idea.  Third thing- when everybody is out of the house […]

Very Berry ~4 kinds of Berries~ Napa Cabbage Salad

Very Berry Slaw / Patty's Food

I was in the mood for an easy fresh and fruity salad today.  The strawberries from San Diego at the farmer’s market this morning were calling out to me, saying both serve me with vanilla ice cream for dessert and toss me into a salad for dinner tonight.  Is this berry overload?  Impossible, the parade […]

warm abalone or sea scallop salad with corn, grilled nectarines, and basil coulis

WarmSea Scallops with Grilled Nectarines and Basil Corn Salad / Patty's Food

I had just returned from the market, ingredients in hand and excited to make the assigned French Friday recipe using sea scallops for this week when I received the text, Brett has abalone he wants to give you…Brett is a buddy of my son Taylor and he dives for abalone off the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. We […]

Melon Berry Soup with Triple Ginger Cookies for French Fridays with Dorie

Good morning French Friday!  I missed you last week but am happy to be back and in better form than last week.  Dorie’s cold melon soup could not have come  at a better time for me as I have been recuperating from a major dental surgery which required eating only foods that are nourishing with […]

Thai Style Corn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky Tomato Salsa

Once again I have been inspired by the herbs in my garden.  This morning the Thai basil looked like it needed a haircut. I thought about making some sort of refreshing herbal beverage but the corn pancake idea won out. My husband, Scott loves corn and bless his heart, anything made in a frying pan! […]