Cherry Tomato Tart, with fresh chives, creamy goat cheese and marinated artichoke hearts
I have been making risotto often for years. There are 2 things I know:Risotto is easy – does not require constant stirring… just let it cook.Risotto is great for using up leftovers – almost anything will work.
Greek yogurt makes a creamy dressing reminiscent of the old favorite 'Ranch' but without all the unpronounceable stuff.
Chicken Breasts Savoyard, with creamy tarragon sauce and artichoke bottoms.
Another retro chicken dish with artichoke bottoms and a white wine herb sauce. It finishes in the oven while you relax (or clean up the kitchen).
When we lived in Andorra, one of our favorite day trips was to La Bisbal d’Empordà on the Costa Brava, Spain, to buy pottery. When we lived in the US we went to Tubac, AZ (once) to buy pottery. We love pottery. What I love about all of our pottery, and all pottery, is how ... Continue reading...
Risotto is easy. All of the people who want you to think it’s challenging are wrong. It’s a quick, easy dinner in under 30 minutes. Try it. You’ll be glad you did.This is perfect for a last minute dinner as the ingredients are either from your pantry or have a long refrigerator life. The briny capers work well with the sweet salmon.
The pasta is cooked but everything else is cold. The pasta can be cooked ahead and the salad assembled at any time.
This is an easy, first course salad coming together in just 10 minutes. You could add a hard boiled egg and a baguette for a light lunch.
Traditionally made with artichoke bottoms, white asparagus is the perfect choice for spring. Use green asparagus if that is what you have - less cooking time and a bit of color..
Main Course Salad of Grilled Turkey, Quinoa, Artichoke Hearts, and warm Goat Cheese Salad on a bed of Lettuce
Artichoke Mini-Pizza with Green Garlic, Pesto Rosso and Mascarpone
Warm Pasta Salad with Shrimp, Avocados and Artichoke Hearts, finished with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Steak Salad with Artichoke Hearts and sliced Avocado... a simple, hearty salad for summer
Artichokes bottoms filled with Creamed Peas and garnished with crisp Bacon, a healthy vegetable first course.
Artichoke and Olive Frittatas, easy make ahead treats for the superbowl.
Spring used to happen slowly. One exchanged the winter coat for the spring coat for the summer jacket for no jacket. The daffodils bloomed, then the hyacinths, then the tulips. I went from the winter coat to mowing the lawn in shorts and t-shirt in three weeks. The flowers all bloomed at once. Is it ... Continue reading...
The 'A vegetables' have arrived. Mon mari is an avid lover of the 'A's. Three colors of asparagus; three kinds of artichokes and two kinds of avocados. It's vegetable heaven. Add in my favorite green garlic and it's a pretty intense veggie time. (Not to be sacrilegious, but this is the second proof that god ... Continue reading...