Lemony Asparagus Frittata

Lemon zest offers a bright accent to Spring asparagus:  adding lemon thyme  just makes it that much tastier. Lemon thyme and lemon zest I grow a number of herbs in my garden, and one of my favorites is lemon thyme.  Lemon thyme is one of several culinary varieties of thyme, and it smells brightly of…

Broccoli Avocado Salad

I love this salad — raw broccoli, creamy avocado, and crunchy pepitas brought together with a tangy lemon and tahini dressing. This is a win-win dish:  deliciousness and powerful nutrition in one tasty salad.  A bonus is that it stays fresh in the fridge for a couple days, which makes it a good one to…

Honeynut Squash Frittata

I developed this rich, tasty frittata to highlight the tender texture and sweet flesh of the Honeynut Squash  I grew from seed at a friend’s property.   This is a great way to explore the special flavor of this squash, and is an easy and fast main dish. Winter Squash are both amazingly beautiful and delicious.  …

Apple, Fennel & Walnut Salad

I saw some beautiful apples in my produce market today — fresh from a local grower.  They inspired this updated twist on a Waldorf Salad. I swapped out celery for fennel bulb, and accented the anise flavor of the fennel with tarragon from my garden.  I lightened the dressing by using olive oil and lemon…

Niçoise Salad Platter

Here’s my take on a simple classic Salade Niçoise – perfect for warm summer nights.  A bed of fresh greens, green beans, potatoes, tuna, and smoky niçoise olives are brought together with the simplest of dressings — a squeeze of lemon, sea salt, and your best olive oil. I scattered chopped fresh oregano on top…

Southwest Summer Salad

Here is a spicy, savory meal that makes great use of prime summer produce — corn, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocados — in one delicious salad.  This is a crowd pleasing superstar, as it’s dairy and gluten free, vegan, deliciously nutritious, and easy to do much of the prep in advance. This salad uses one of…