Sumo Tangerine Cheesecake

February 13, 2013

Sumo what??? Yes, you read that right – Sumo tangerines!!!  So what exactly is a Sumo tangerine? Well, it  is one of the newest varieties of tangerines to hit the market.. and I was lucky […]

Farro Salad with Tangerines and Dried Blueberries

February 10, 2013

Welcome to Citruspalooza – my own little celebration of all things citrus! As you know, citrus is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Given my love affair not only with citrus […]

Orange Blossom Cocktail

February 8, 2013

This week might “just” be the fastest one on record – it started off with a citrus tour in the Central Valley and is ending with (or should I say beginning??) with  – what I […]

Superbowl Snack Mix

January 31, 2013

Some people might  think that Superbowl Sunday is about football… but I have news for them. It’s not about football… it’s about the food! Specifically, snacks. Chicken wings, and drummettes,  sliders, chili, chips and dips […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Hummus Soup

January 28, 2013

To say that the year has gotten off to a crazy start would be an understatement. 3 trips in 3 weeks plus a complete re write of the curriculum for the class I am teaching […]

Rice with Caramelized onions and Lentils

January 10, 2013

Oh, baby it’s cold outside!” Ok, so it’s in the low 50′s which I know  for some of you is considered “shorts weather” but for us “hot house flowers” here in Southern California that is […]

Carrot Salad with Moroccan Spices

January 7, 2013

Happy 2013!!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! As you may have noticed, I took the holidays  off – immersing myself fully in the season and luxuriating in spending time with my […]

Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole

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The holiday flurry is in full swing and  I am awash in lists.. shopping lists, grocery lists, menu lists…  and the “list” goes on and on. Despite all these lists, or maybe because of them […]

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Orange Cookie Bars

December 3, 2012

“Tis the season for… baking!!! And this year I am starting ahead of time… which means I have a little time to experiment with new and different treats while still leaving plenty of time for […]