Spicy Cherry Tomato Rice with a recipe for Tomato Masala from Rose of Magpie’s Recipes

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My friend and next town over neighbor Rose from Magpie’s Recipes is leaving the Bay Area and moving back to India next week.  We met at a Bay Area food blogger’s lunch and soon made plans to meet at our local farmer’s market.  A few weeks later we spent the morning marketing (mostly tasting different […]

summer farmers market farro salad

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This recipe is from a magazine page that I ripped out and stuck in a file of things to try- that was in the olden days- before Pinterest!  For the most part I like to adapt the recipes I find and it’s kind of nice to use the paper from the torn out magazine recipe […]

Burrata, Tomato and Strawberry Salad for French Fridays with Dorie

Small confession, my husband Scott and I have become obsessed with burrata cheese from Italy.  Yes I know that Italy is not a region in France and that burrata cheese may be an unusual choice for French Fridays but this Friday it’s on the menu.  Burrata is a fresh tasting rich creamy cheese with an […]

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 […]