A deliciously colorful main dish packed full of the nutritional benefits of salmon, multi-grain pasta, and sweet peas with a flourish of caramelized onions.
You live with someone for half your life and just when you think you know everything about them: you can complete their sentences and predict their response to nearly any situation – they surprise you. And that’s somewhat refreshing when you get to this stage of the game 🙂 For some reason I thought The […]
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and yesterday my post focused on a recent article about how, more than ever, food defines social class in America more than the clothes you wear or the car you drive. Basically, the food that is available and affordable to the vast majority of Americans […]
Here on She’s Cookin’ I specialize in simple + seasonal, quick and easy recipes that fit your busy lifestyle. I’m always mindful of creating nutritious dishes that take advantage of the freshest seasonal produce available in the markets, and often inspired from what I have growing in our own garden. With that said, I know […]
Filled with layers of texture and flavor, the outside is crunchy, the inside soft and savory. This toothsome biscuit is from The Cornbread Gospels, a cookbook filled with wisdom and downright delicious recipes compiled by the passionate author Crescent Dragonwagon. Schooled in Southern cornbread for 33 years, Ms. Dragonwagon delighted travelers from near and far […]
The garden gods were good to me last week when an afternoon movie netted a bounty of fresh, organic veggies and I became the lucky recipient of three huge, meaty, gorgeous Elbe heirloom tomatoes. Named after the Elbe River in Germany, these award-winning beefsteak-like tomatoes have been an heirloom favorite since 1889. One of the […]
There are not many days in Southern California when the sky looks like this in the morning: I’m an emotional cook (which is why you will probably never see a video of me cooking :-), but more on that later) and waking up to gray skies triggered a yearning for something warm and soothing. Hmmm, […]
Second in my series of super easy asparagus recipes; roasting asparagus, or any vegetable, brings out its natural sweetness. This is one time where thicker spears work better than thin ones so the asparagus doesn’t get tough and stringy. You can even make these in your toaster oven – I do.
When you see asparagus in the markets you know spring has arrived! Here in southern California we may not realize it as much as folks who have lived through months of snow and bitter cold but, like golden daffodils, the way asparagus suddenly pokes its head from still-thawing soil, it too is a harbinger of […]
I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and that includes trying to recreate favorite dishes that I come across in my foodie adventures. Here’s my riff on the Scallops with Leek Confit from the underground dinner that I wrote about last week. Chef Amy’s pan-seared scallops were served on top of a delicate Leek Confit […]