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 […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Rosemary Parmesan Babbo Breadsticks / Patty's Food

We are ready to Spring forward and enjoy the warm weather promised for the weekend here in the Bay Area.  Sun-dried tomato tapenade with homemade breadsticks can be served all year round but is particularly  nice to share with friends over a warm weekend.  I made a run to Whole Foods for the olive oil […]

Radish, Bacon & Walnut Salad and Recognizing Inspiration In Your Own Backyard

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My first French Breakfast Radish harvest this past week was very inspiring.  Seeing their little red shoulders finally pushing out of the ground after checking on them each week and finding several good size ones for harvest made my day.  Taking my favorite red bowl out of the cupboard and turning my radishes into 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 […]

Italian Bread Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sweet Peppers and Herbs

If I could have given this salad a hug while I was mixing it up in the bowl I would have.  The look of the fresh sliced garden tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and herbs puts me in the mood for love.  Pouring the aromatic dressing of extra virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, sea salt […]