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 […]

Endives, Apples, Grapes and Rosemary with Orecchiette

Endives, Apples, Grapes and Rosemary with Orecchiette / Patty Price / Patty's Food

I always have fun with the recipes from Around My French Table that I make for French Fridays with Dorie.  Dorie Greenspan’s basic recipes are very well tested and work remarkably well, I can especially count on all her baking recipes.  I’m usually inspired to play around with the suggested ingredients or techniques in the […]

Skillet Chicken with Rosemary Potatoes and A Trip To Central Oregon

Skillet Chicken with Rosemary Potatoes / Patty's Food

  Our short getaway last week highlighted by a wonderful stay at Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon inspired my skillet dinner this week. I know real ‘mom food’ when I see it and the meals that are served out of cast iron skillets up at The Ranch House at Brasada Ranch rival any down to […]

Provençal Olive Fougasse for French Fridays

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I’ve been organizing my pictures from our Scotland/Ireland golf trip this week, selecting a few for my post on our trip to Ireland which I will share next week.  I find getting back to my routine after an extended vacation is difficult especially finding time to catch up with my blog and all my friend’s […]

Early Spring Vegetable Sandwiches with Slightly Chunky Fava Bean Spread On Fresh Baked Focaccia Rolls

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Seriously I don’t know what came over me today but I had a craving for a vegetarian sandwich on a fresh baked focaccia  roll.  It may have been the first sighting of fava beans in the market that got me started with this sandwich idea using one of my favorite chunky vegetable spreads.  Back in […]

Meyer Lemon Bar Cookies with Rosemary

In the spirit of baking light and healthier in January here is a reduced fat recipe for lemon bars that is so good you won’t miss the extra calories.  I adapted this lemon bar recipe from another new to me ‘lightened up’ cook book America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2012,  I added finely chopped […]

Corn Soup with Tomato and Sugar Snap Pea Salad for French Fridays

Could there ever be too much ripe sweet corn?  Sometimes at the end of Summer if feels that way when the corn is piled high in the market or overflowing in a large bin at a farm stand.  There are a lot of things out there to make with fresh corn but one of my […]

Key Lime Rosemary Jelly and Spiced Chocolate Mission Fig Scones

Yes I’m having fun with my haul of Key limes, a big thanks to Paula and Diana for a generous shipment of limes from their garden in Palm Springs direct to my front door.  Last year I made marmalade from their Key limes so this time I wanted to try making jelly.  There is a […]

Almost Guilt Free Rosemary Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Apricot Compote

Searching for an olive oil cake to make this weekend I came across a link to Catholic Guilt and Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake from Lora at The Cake Duchess.  Please follow the link to find the recipe and her story.  I love the story that goes along with her recipe but decided that my […]

Lavender, Rosemary and Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

This is such an easy and good recipe.  I made it a couple of years ago and promptly forgot all  about it, until today.  Both the Spanish and French lavender are blooming all over my neighborhood with the English  lavender not far behind.  On a walk this morning I was thinking about simple recipes using […]