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- 06/06/09--10:14: _Fresh Green Garbanz...
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- 06/07/09--08:26: _Arugula Pesto
- 07/07/09--19:38: _Primavera
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- 07/26/09--20:42: _Nectarine Galette
- 08/01/09--17:06: _Vegetable Paella
- 08/27/09--20:52: _Chilled Heirloom To...
- 10/13/09--17:05: _Restaurant Chez Serge
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- 11/19/09--10:27: _Granola
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- 06/06/09--10:14: Fresh Green Garbanzo Beans
- 06/07/09--08:16: Fresh Hazelnuts from Freddy Guys in Oregon
- 06/07/09--08:26: Arugula Pesto
- 07/07/09--19:38: Primavera
- 07/08/09--13:20: Bruschetta with Strawberries, Yogurt and Lemon Verbena
- 07/26/09--20:42: Nectarine Galette
- 08/01/09--17:06: Vegetable Paella
- 08/27/09--20:52: Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup
- 10/13/09--17:05: Restaurant Chez Serge
- 10/14/09--09:01: Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Jalapeno Pepper and Pinenuts
- 11/19/09--10:27: Granola
- 11/19/09--11:53: Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing
Fresh green garbanzo beans were onhand this morning at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! I have eaten dried garbanzo beans and even canned ones, but never fresh ones. The fresh garbanzos were available from Catalan Family Farm, located in Hollister, California. The are a certified organic producer and are located on the front side of the [...]
My fresh Oregon hazelnuts just arrived! Since discovering the fresh hazelnuts that are grown in Oregon, I have really come to appreciate the flavor and versatility of these aromatic nuts. I like to use the whole kernels for tarts and for snacking. I choose minced toasted hazelnuts for salads and for my oatmeal in the [...]
This recipe is fantastic for a quick appetizer with bread or for a sauce with pasta. You can substitute a number of herbs and greens for the arugula with great results. Ingredients 2 handsful of arugula leaves 1 clove minced garlic 1/3 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts 1/3 cup freshly-grated parmigiano regianno cheese 1/4 cup rehydrated sundried [...]
One of my favorite restaurants these days is not a sit-down restaurant at all but an outstanding food purveyor at the Saturday San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. I can hardly wait to get to the market to see what tasty creations Primavera has come up with. My favorite dish on their short menu is [...]
This recipe is quick and easy and healthy, too! Ingredients 4 slices of thick country bread Good quality extra virgin olive oil 1 cup fresh, seasonal strawberries, coarsely chopped About 6 medium lemon verbena leaves, finely chopped 1/2 cup thick Greek-style yogurt (unflavored, such as Fage) 4 sprigs of lemon verbena for garnish (optional) You will [...]
A galette (rustic tart) is one of my favorite summer desserts! I have been known to make a dozen at one time – all using different fruits from the farmers market. One of my favorite fruit choices is nectarines. Both yellow and white ones work great – even a mixture of both. I use a food processor for the pastry, and [...]
There are a couple of tricks to making paella. One is the rice. For beginners, I would highly recommend using Bomba rice from Spain. It has a shorter grain and is more “foolproof”. The other is to use smoked paprika from Spain. Smoked paprika gives a rich, lingering flavor and aroma to this dish. This [...]
This soup gets its freshness from a hint of lemon verbena. Be sure to choose the sweetest tomatoes you can find. I like to serve this soup over a piece of poached salmon. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 1 dozen large lemon verbena leaves 3 [...]
I have had several opportunities to visit Chez Serge in Carpentras, France, and I continue to be very happy with the food, service and atmosphere there. The restaurant is owned and operated by Serge Ghoukassian, who was also named Sommelier of the Year for France last year by Gault-Millau. The restaurant is a beautiful combination of [...]
This soup is a great way to warm up a chilly Autumn day. It is also a good starter for a Thanksgiving holiday meal. Ingredients 2 shallots, peeled and chopped 4 T olive oil 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1” cubes 6 cups stock 1 Tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper, plus more for garnish 2 [...]
We absolutely love granola. I make this recipe at least once a week. It doesn’t last long around our house. It isn’t very sweet, which is how we like it. However, you can increase the amount of honey if you prefer a sweeter granola. I alternate which nuts I use. The recipe below calls for almonds, [...]
I grew up eating cornbread dressing for special occasions, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish, baked in the oven in a casserole-style baking dish, is made with savory homemade cornbread and fresh chicken or turkey stock. It is important to note that Southern-style cornbread is made with white corn meal and is savory, not [...]