Roasted and Raw Citrus Fennel Salad

One of the things I’ve been doing a lot of since returning to work full time is roasting vegetables at night, after dinner, while I’m on my evening stroll.

Chicken Liver Pate Toasts

I’m getting all poshed up for a very special occasion, the 1 Year Anniversary of Fiesta Friday, the genius child of Angie @thenovicegardener.  Angie is a talented and warm-hearted blogger, cook and gardener who is responsible for bringing many of us bloggers together now as fellow friendly feasters.   Thank you Angie for the invitation a year ago, and for keeping the party alive…

Fun Bún Bowl, Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms and More

Over at my favorite Farmers Market site Foodlander, I’ve just created 4 great Farm to Table Dinner Ideas.  Head on over to check them out, and be sure to try the Vietnamese Cold Noodle Salad, the perfect healthy and flavorful summer meal!  

Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad with Cumin Citrus Dressing

Carrots elude me because I don’t really care for them raw, or even in the traditional french glazed manner.  Yet they are so healthy and now is the time of year that I tend to eat much more fruit and veggies, and less meat and starch.  I’ve been looking for a way to make carrots delicious and I’ve found it!  Tossed with an herb/garlic/cumin/olive…

Summer Veg Dinner Ideas

This Summer at Foodlander I’ll be posting weekly Summer Vegetable Dinner Dishes focusing on intuitive cooking and adaptable recipes — it’s more of a collection of ideas and inspirations than a set of strict recipes.  First up:  cucumbers (I know, technically/botanically they may be considered a fruit), herbs, sugar snap peas and fingerling potatoes.  Here’s the link to my ideas for a cucumber salad,…

Shapes & Colors Potato Salad

Colors make me happy.  They represent abundance and variety to me, and conjure up feelings of awe and cheeriness.  I love bright and saturated hues, in textiles, ceramics, glass; in food, in clothing, in shoes.  Unpatterned though . . . I like solids and not patterns.  I favor a neutral palette with pops of wild color. When I was a teenager I went through…