Linda’s Bean Salad

Thanks to my sister-in-law for this great bean salad recipe. The celery and green pepper add some nice crunch and the dressing is just right. Sometimes for a change, I add some canned corn as well. Save Save

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Garlic

I was hoping to post this Chinese chicken recipe I saw online. I’ve got a great picture even! Alas, the sauce was way too salty. I hate that. But the good news is that I looked around for a stir fry vegetable to serve with the chicken and found this easy and good stir-fried asparagus […]

Asparagus, Bacon and Soft Boiled Egg Salad Recipe from Around My French Table

This recipe came from Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours. I’ve seen soft boiled eggs on top of various things before, including asparagus but had not gotten around to trying it. The other night I was home alone for dinner and felt like cooking but not like creating […]

Iceberg Lettuce with a Simple Cream Dressing

I had done an earlier variation of this dressing that Jacques Pepin has in his Fast Food My Way cookbook. This one, from The Supper Book: 10th Anniversary Edition, starts with cream but uses more vinegar and adds sugar for a sweet touch and leaves out the salt and pepper.   I used half and […]


Springtime means artichokes to me. I’ve planted some artichoke plants this year, but that means I won’t be picking them until at least next year. In the meantime, the prices were finally low enough that I succumbed and bought some at the market today. Our never-ending rain here in California means that artichokes and asparagus […]