Watermelon Radish and Jicama Salad

Watermelon Radishes can brighten up almost any salad, throw in some fresh mint, jicama marinated in freshly squeezed citrus, spicy arugula, and some tangy pickled onions, and you’ve got a refreshingly light salad to enticingly tickle your palette. Ingredients: 1/2 Jicama (peeled and cut into matchsticks) 1-2 Grapefruits 2-3 Oranges 1 tbsp Olive Oil Salt…

Kale & Artichoke Tart

What do you do with a fridge full of stinky kale? This has been my latest brainwave – make spinach artichoke dip, with kale instead of spinach, stick it in a tart shell, and call it a meal. It’s artery-clogging rich, but sooo damn good. In retrospect, it’s not as unhealthy as it sounds. Because…

Fresh Orecchiette with Lintels and Mushrooms

Homemade orecchiette pasta with delicate green lintels, baby portobellos, and a hint of Serrano peppers. Hand making the orecchiette is completely optional. It didn’t take me too long to do it (probably about an hour, including the time needed to rest and make my dough), but you definitely need to commit to the rolling, cutting,…

Piña Colada Oatmeal

Oatmeal topped with a pineapple compote, toasted coconut, and almond slices. Piña colada oatmeal is my latest attempt at sprucing up my oatmeal breakfast routine. I’ve never been a big fan of oatmeal, in fact, I’ve deftly avoided the slimy sludge for the better part of my adult life. I’ve always had a hard time…

Pumpkin Muffins with a Pecan Crumb

I woke up with a hankering for pumpkin muffins this morning. Enough said. Recipe makes a dozen medium sized muffins. Ingredients: Muffins: 1/2 cup Milk 1/2 cup Butter (melted) 1 Egg 14 oz pureed Pumpkin 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 cups Flour 1 tbsp Baking Powder 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Crumb: 3…

German Apple Pancake

I can’t say I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving feast, other then visiting with friends and family, is loading up my plate with all the traditional favorites along with a few new dishes to test out and pioneer. Imagining, researching, and creating new dishes is…