Archive | June, 2010
Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto

Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto

I came across these gorgeous miniature eggplants at the Farmers’ Market yesterday morning and just couldn’t resist them. I’ve never had them before and had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I knew I could probably figure something out.  You might not be able to tell from the photo, but [...]

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Polenta with Balsamic Kale & White Beans

Polenta with Balsamic Kale & White Beans

I’m a huge fan of polenta.  I know it’s really easy to make from scratch, but I like to buy the pre-made tubes of it for even easier meals.  Sliced up and pan fried (or baked), it makes the perfect base for so many different toppings. I had some kale on hand that I needed [...]

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Pistachio Custard with Cherries

Pistachio Custard with Cherries

I have to start out by congratulating my sister-in-law on her wedding this past weekend!  I’ve been absent from the blog due to travel home for the wedding, which included a cancelled flight, among other things.  But we eventually got there and had a great time seeing family and celebrating Whitney and Sean’s marriage. The [...]

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Strawberry Shortcake with Ginger Scones and Whipped Coconut Cream

Strawberry Shortcake with Ginger Scones and Whipped Coconut Cream

As I kid I had a huge sweet tooth.  (Who am I kidding?  I still do…)  But back then I could have happily lived on sweets, although I imagine a lot of kids feel that way.  For some reason, though, I was never a huge fan of strawberry shortcake.  I think it was partly because [...]

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Gardein Scallopini with Mashed Zebra Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Gardein Scallopini with Mashed Zebra Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Never heard of zebra potatoes before?  Neither had I, until Ryan found these at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.  We couldn’t resist picking some up to experiment.  Of course you never have to twist my arm to try a new variety of potato! These look like a mix between a red potato and a Yukon gold. [...]

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Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushrooms

I’ve been dying to try morel mushrooms for so long now, but I’ve never been able to find them in the past. When I realized it was finally morel season, I became obsessed with finding some.  The only place I’ve found them so far is at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, but I’ve read that they’re [...]

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