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Corn Quesadilla

I made the best lunch the other day: a corn quesadilla with avocado and salsa.    The corn was leftover grilled corn on the cob. If you don’t have any leftover corn, you can cut the kernels off and saute them quickly in a pan like I did with these corn and zucchini chalupas. Just heat […]

Sculptures and Fountain Installed at The Ruth Bancroft Garden

I mentioned before that I’ve been learning to weld and do wood turning. Over the weekend Marlo and I installed two sculptures and a fountain at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, an amazing 3.5 acres of succulents and drought-tolerant plants. This is a fund-raiser for the garden, with about 50 artists from around […]

Raw Artichoke Salad

When you grow artichokes (or anything else really), you need to find new ways to eat them!  This raw artichoke salad is one I’ve now made many times. I don’t measure anything anymore and often make it from just one artichoke just for me. I got the original recipe from Buvette (Amazon link), a cookbook I […]

Sweet Zucchini Pickles

One of the customers on Marlo’s route gave him a jar of sweet zucchini pickles one year and he couldn’t stop raving about them last summer when I was blessed with an abundance of zucchini. His customer was happy to share the recipe, but couldn’t remember which recipe he’d used. He gave us three different […]

Greek Turkey Burgers for Two

I love gyros and sometimes I make these fake gyros for dinner. But I have to plan ahead enough to have pita bread and my planning ahead has really fallen by the wayside when I’m just cooking for one or two most of the time. I saw these Greek Turkey Burgers in my latest issue […]

Recipes from the Past

Italian Salsa Verde with Steamed Cauliflower

I’m a fan of little sauces and side dishes. Browsing through Vegetables Every Day for a cauliflower recipe, I found one that called for steaming the cauliflower and then mixing it with an Italian salsa verde, which I’d never made before. Anything with capers catches my eye and since my parsley is still growing madly […]

Onion-Crusted Barramundi (or Sole)

I think I got this recipe from Jacques Pepin’s More Fast Food My Way. I left out the anchovy butter.  A creative use for those canned crispy onions! It made me think of how good they would be on or in other things.    

Indian Blood Peach Cobbler

I keep forgetting to take a picture of the peaches I have growing in the yard, Indian Blood Peaches. I got a few comments about them a while back when I mentioned them. I have two trees, started by a neighbor years ago and given to me, each in a separate coffee can. He told […]

Yogurt Bread in a Bread Maker

This yogurt bread is my daughter’s favorite bread currently. I make a smaller (1 1/2 pound loaf) so that it stays fresh. This recipe is straight out of The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker’s 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread-From Every Kind of Machine, which I bought based on Amazon reviews and […]

Grilled Greek Chicken Legs

Made this last night for dinner with some chicken legs: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/recipes/r-penzeysGrilledGreekChicken.html because Penzey’s had sent me a sample of their Greek seasoning. The flavor was great!  I, unfortunately, had the grill a bit too hot so the legs got a bit overdone.   Next time, I’ll marinate the chicken longer too. I only had about an […]