Turkey Meatballs….errr…nevermind….

Sometimes recipes, like life, don’t go the way you planned. Good God that sounds pretentious! Let me take a minute to stop laughing. But actually, I had planned to make Turkey Meatballs. Ground turkey, diced green onion, diced yellow onion, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, egg, salt and a healthy amount of oregano. It will…

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

We have this really wok that was a gift from my sister. Really nice. And sadly, we never use it. Until tonight! In an attempt to eat more vegetables and spend less time in the kitchen I thought maybe we should try using the wok. We got broccoli in our csa box, and the store…

Summer Squash and Corn Soup

I stole this recipe. There. I said it. We went out last week and I had a Summer Squash and Corn Soup that so good I had to steal it. Had to I tell you! To be honest, mine wasn’t as good, but it was still pretty damn good. I had actually thought of asking…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil

Despite the “Summer is coming” threat of 100-plus temperatures (hello August!), this really is an amazing season in the central valley. The stores and farmer’s markets are full to bursting with everything, and it’s really easy to eat healthy. Of course, I say that, and then have wine for dinner. (What? It’s made from grapes!)…

Berry and Peach Cobbler

Local peaches have started coming in to stores and farmer’s markets in the central valley. I have a love/hate relationship with peaches. I love the way they taste, but I am completely freaked out by peach skin.   Do you eat the skin, do you peel it off and lose all of the fruit that…

Zucchini Vichyssoise

It’s summertime in California so that means….zucchini in the CSA boxes. Lots and lots of zucchini. Yes there are a million things you can do with zucchini and they don’t all involve a spiralizer (insert snarky eye-rolling here), I hate all of them. I have, in the past, grilled it, made ratatouille, made “noodles” for…