Mexican Skillet Fry

  I use this mix for tostada’s and scoop it over some great refried beans or top with tamale topping and bake or even spread on nachos or in tacos…

Cranberry, Apple & Pear Relish

Chicken Stew Cassoulet


Green Beans, Bacon and Caramelized Shallots

Grow a Second Crop of Green Beans In Southern California we are lucky enough to grow a fall crop of beans. With warm days still ahead the beans will sprout…

Hatch Chile Brownies

Fudgy, chewy, mild or hot…..a delicious treat!  

Hatch Chile & Potato Rajas


Tomato Overload

There are many ways to save your harvest and if you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with here are some ideas.   First and foremost is…

Fontina & Tomato Tart

Add a baby green salad tossed lightly with olive oil & vinegar for a nice summer lunch or light dinner.

Zucchini Blossom Quesadilla

   I first tasted these at The Santa Monica Farmers Market about 15 years ago when The Two Hot Tamale girls were doing a demo for their restaurant, Border Grill…

Lemon Roasted Chicken

This is by far my favorite dish with hints of Meyer lemon and sea salt and I like to add some roasted baby potatoes to the pan to soak up…

Asparagus Gratin

I love sweet California asparagus, especially the small early stalks simply sautéed in butter and seasoned with a little lemon zest, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. But for serving…

Duck Breast with Grand Marnier Sauce

    Photo: Chef Jon