Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 12 Comments

Ok, so this is definitely a girlie girl desert…which I kinda love. Rose water is by far one of my favorite ingredients to use, and when used sparingly, it adds a touch of floral delicacy. It can really bring out the flavor of certain fruits, like strawberries. It also goes really well with citrus, so ...

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in American, appetizers, entrées, sides | No Comments

I think the obvious thing to do here is reference Silence of the Lambs…but I’ll refrain. The hubs did enough of that for me This salad is absolutely perfect right now. All of these veggies are in season (at least in the Pacific Northwest) so try it while you can! If you can’t find fava ...

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

This week I was walking my dog Izzy, when we came across an injured baby crow in the parking lot. The little guy was struggling to hop to safety, so I decided to try and scoop him up to get him some help. I found a wildlife rescue here in Bellevue and gathered up some ...

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in American, appetizers, Recipes, sides | No Comments

Asparagus often marks the arrival of spring, so naturally I had to make a simple dish that really showed off the wonderful flavor of this vegetable. I found the most beautiful looking purple asparagus, but have since read that it contains more sugar and less fiber than the green and white varieties. Regardless, asparagus is ...

Lemonade For Your Face!

Lemonade For Your Face!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in drinks, Recipes | No Comments

As per my favorite little 7 year old, Miss Jaelyn, we made some tasty homemade lemonade. It’s fairly straightforward, but a million times better than any store-bought crap…sorry Paul Newman…but it’s true. Ingredients: Zest of 2 lemons (peeled with a vegetable peeler to create large strips…any avoid the pith, which is the bitter white stuff) ...

Lemon-Pepper Linguini with Roma Tomatoes and Basil, Sautéed Broccolini and Kale Flowers

Lemon-Pepper Linguini with Roma Tomatoes and Basil, Sautéed Broccolini and Kale Flowers

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

This morning was my first trip to the Urbana Farmers Market! I always get so inspired with all of the beautiful produce. I felt like I wanted to keep things fairly simple, since all of the ingredients are organic and have incredible flavor. If you can’t find kale flowers, just use more broccolini. Pasta Ingredients: ...

Oven Baked Lemon-Dill Potatoes

Oven Baked Lemon-Dill Potatoes

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in American, Recipes, sides | No Comments

Ingredients: 3 lbs organic red skin potatoes, washed and cut in half, then sliced 1/4-inch thick 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup safflower oil Juice of one lemon Sea salt and pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Add safflower ...

Lemon-Horseradish Cream

Lemon-Horseradish Cream

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in dressings, Recipes | No Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting I loves me some horseradish!!! I think I acquired a taste for it from my dad. This sauce pairs well with mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, grilled seitan, etc, etc, etc. Makes for a tasty dip too. I prefer to use fresh horseradish root, but prepared horseradish will do just fine. Ingredients: ...