ASPARAGUS! The spring veggie loved by many, or few? We Italians love them every which way, especially found wild and wrapped up in some farm fresh eggs as a frittata. You can roast them, sauté them, put them in a pie, use in a cheese fondue. I’ve found them on […]
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Here is a delicious recipe for Lemon Blackberry Pie made with fresh blackberries and lemon cookies. It’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Whole grains mean brown rice pasta, too! If you want a lighter version than a grain pilaf for example, try these recipes using rice pasta. It comes in all styles: fettucine, spaghetti, spirals, elbows, fusilli, shells, and penne! This pasta adds 4g protein per 2 oz serving and 3g fiber.
Made quick and healthy with whole grain rice, and fresh veggies cooked all together. Make it tasty with a toss of basil/garlic pesto, lemon and evoo. Add a few options of your own, like cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, olives or homemade croutons. A bit extra makes lunch next day!
I keep emphasizing that I cook gluten-free products and came to realize that maybe I should talk a little bit about what being gluten-free is really about, and why people need, or choose this kind of diet. Before we delve into what gluten-FREE is, it might be best […]
Gluten-Free ORANGE POPPYSEED MUFFINS MAKES 12 375º oven spray or line 12 muffin cup pan 1½ c Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa Flour 2 T Bob’s Red Mill Poppy Seeds* 1½ T Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour 1/1/2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. baking soda […]
It’s Easy, It’s Fresh, It’s Flavorful, It’s Appetizing Spring brings the invigorating fresh air, sunshine and a bounty of healthy vegetables to your table. Watch those picky eaters dig in to this delicious dish! It is made healthier by the use of whole grains and fresh vegetables. Every […]
Hooverville Orchards in Placerville, CA is renowned for its citrus. Open all day, everyday, except major holidays, this family owned and operated farm offers much more than just citrus. Cherries, plums, peaches, and the largest in the county bounty of Asian pears are
Though it is still chilly, there is no lack of farm fresh fruits and veggies to choose from while we wait for the cherries, berries and other spring bounty. Your Garden is in the “Grow Mode” Flowering and deciduous trees need water (before and after) fertilizing and application […]
Anne Robichaud had a few days free during her U.S. cooking tour and dropped into Placerville recently. Lucky enough to have seen her kitchen prowess in Livermore a couple of years ago, she called me for a quick visit downtown. Every other exclamation was, “I love this town!” […]