Harvesting Tomatoes

This was a great year for tomatoes! My early tomatoes are giving it one last push before they succumb and my late (heirloom) tomato bushes are full with big beautiful…

Simple Cold Pasta Salad

On these dog days of summer, even here at the beach, this is one of my favorite go-to recipes. It’s quick and easy, you don’t have to turn on any…

Champagne Grapes

  Champagne grapes are not the grapes that vintners make champagne with but are called such because they look like the little bubbles that float in a lovely glass of…

Brioche-Hurry Up & Wait

Homemade brioche is really pretty easy with most of the work being done by the dough. Plan ahead as it needs an overnight rise in the refrigerator. This recipe is…

Summer Salads

  My summer pantry is usually a little lighter than my winter pantry as I use far more fresh ingredients, mostly from my kitchen garden. The French Nicoise Salad is…

Santa Cruz Road Trip

Back to Your Roots Weekend Tour Chef Debbi & The Debettes on the Coast The Debettes & I packed our bags and headed north for some exploratory fun. Since we…

Hawaiian Luau Feast

Summer is almost here and if you can’t visit the Islands we can certainly take some of the traditional Hawaiian foods and tweak them to our recipes and summer picnics.…

The Chef, The Photographer and The Adventure

  Meet my friend, Christina Peters, photographer, and experience adventure through her eyes and lens. Christina’s new website, tastyfstops.com, chronicles her adventures through food, farms, travel and more. She began her…

Lemon & Lavender Butter Cookies

So. Coast Plaza Garden Show Recipes