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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

Spicy Shrimp from Dinner: A Love Story

I’ve had this recipe flagged since I bought the book Dinner: A Love Story and I finally got around to making it. These shrimp are delicious!  The combination of spices was intriguing to me: smoked paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne and a pinch of cinnamon.  These will definitely be made again. I served these with […]

Corn & Potato Chowder, BBQ Beef Sandwiches

I had a boring cooking week, as I mentioned before. Then we ordered a pizza on Friday night and I was out to a friend’s last night. Tonight I needed to use up some of the leftover London Broil I fixed Thursday night. In fact, I should probably freeze the rest of it as it’s […]

Quick Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers

This quick spaghetti with tomatoes and capers also has fresh basil, garlic and bread crumbs. I’ve made pasta with breadcrumbs before and loved the texture of the crunchy breadcrumbs with the soft pasta.  Adding tomatoes and capers adds another layer of flavor. As an aside, I always have fresh bread crumbs in the freezer. They’re […]

Top Recipes from 2015

I don’t always jump on the blogging world’s themes but I did enjoy reading the top recipes from a few other blogs I like so I thought I’d share my most popular recipes of 2015. Of course, the traffic stats don’t show whether you guys actually cooked these recipes! Just which pages were the most […]

Meatball Sandwiches for Dinner

My youngest requested meatball sandwiches for dinner. I had some meatballs in the freezer. I like to make them up on a weekend and then flash freeze the extras so I can pull out a few when needed for quick dinners like this or to throw in some soup (see meatball, pasta and spinach soup).  […]