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 […]

Spinach Salad with Asparagus & Cara Cara Oranges

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  How could I resist picking up such a beautiful bunch of fresh spinach to use in my salad?  The obvious answer is that I couldn’t.  I almost gave it a little hug before I put it in my basket at the market.  Along with slender spears of Spring asparagus, French Breakfast Radishes, Cara Cara […]

Colcannon for Saint Patrick’s Day

Colcannon / Patty's Food

  May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may god hold you in the palm of His hand. ~traditional gaelic blessing   Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! […]

Carrot, Raspberry, Fennel, & Marcona Almond Salad with Creamy Ginger Jalapeño Dressing

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I like a break in my eating routine from time to time and joining in the Powercakes June Powermeal A day challenge  with my friend Maya from Foodiva’s Kitchenhas brought out my colorful side, at least in my choice of salad for dinner last night.  A colorful raw carrot salad packed full of fresh raspberries, shaved […]

Smoked Trout Salad with Key Lime Mustard Dressing and A Cookbook Giveaway!

Today I’m making an apple pound cake because all I can think about is baking with apples, I think I’ve become obsessed.  Baking with apples is one of my favorite things to do especially when I notice the birds and most likely raccoons are eating my apples from the back yard tree before I could […]

Goat Cheese, Chive & Scallion Muffins

These goat cheese chive and scallion muffins are the latest recipe I’ve made from the New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle,  an inspirational cookbook that is quickly becoming  one of my favorites this Summer.  I have quite a few recipes bookmarked and also made her delicious yellow squash muffins last week.  Imagine a cookbook […]

Mango Cashew Slaw with Poached Chicken

I’m taking a french class and I’m supposed to be doing homework right now but instead of cracking open La Grammaire Progressive du Francais I’m posting Friday night’s dinner here on my blog. I’m often inspired by the many food blogs that I follow as well as by the produce I see in the market. […]