Dole Salad Summit

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The sea, the sun … and salad! Last week I attended the Dole Salad Summit in beautiful Monterey, California.  Along  with 19 other fabulous bloggers I  spent t 1 1/2 days  immersed in a true […]

Avocado, Tomato and Chile Lime Crouton “Salad-Tini”

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So what do you get when you combine a salad with an appetizer? You get what I call a “Saladtini”!!   I know most of us think of salads as pretty much limited to lunch and […]

Marinated Feta

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“What is your favorite thing to make?” As a personal chef, I get this question quite often and it’s a tough one to answer… because as a obsessive passionate cook, I like to cook just […]

Pickled Celery

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Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach. Especially when it comes to fresh produce.

Beet Carpaccio

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t use a lot of packaged food. Unlike many people, I am not “anti packaged/processed food” – it definitely has it’s […]

Eggs in Nests

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If you’ve been out and about the blogsphere recently one thing is pretty clear – this week has pretty much been about eggs. Which isn’t surprising since eggs are  synonymous with Easter – candies are […]

Blushing Lady Cocktail

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The last few weeks have been  a bit stressful… which means I need one of two things – a one way ticket to Tahiti or a cocktail. Well, since the one way ticket to Tahiti […]

Roasted Pepper, Tomato and Farro Salad

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Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? I know what you are thinking  – “wha-a-a-a-t? That was like 3 months ago!” (Amazing how time flies isn’t it? – but I digress…) Well, I did and […]

Almond Butter, Chocolate and Coconut Cookies and Kitchenaid

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A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend Celebrating Friends & Food with KitchenAid & White On Rice Couple. It was a day to celebrate the release of Kitchenaid’s new 7 qrt mixer […]