Side Dishes

Late Summer/Early Fall Menu’s

While it’s still pretty hot out in So. California it’s hard to go into the kitchen to cook. Here are some light recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.…

Mushroom Risotto with Chicken

Here’s a ‘pantry’ style dish, use leftover or rotisserie chicken, frozen (defrosted) shrimp, lobster or leave all protein out and just enjoy. The best rice to use is Arborio  or …

Oven Baked Steak Fries

 

Easter Preview

  Easter was always a time spent with lots of family,  lots of food and other things. This year will be hard on most people, not being able to get…

Memorial Day 2019

Summer is almost here! Not that you would know that by the weather we’re having. The rain is nice and it makes the garden grow but my other half is…

Artichokes!

Spring is nearly here and with it comes lovely artichokes. Artichokes are perennial plants in the same family as dandelions and sunflowers, they are a thistle plant and, in most…

Lettuce Varieties

  Are you hankering for some romaine lettuce? Well, there are tons of alternatives here in So. Cal for you. From the CDC website here’s what they are saying about…

January 2019 Cooking Demo

    Join us in Seal Beach NEW DATES/DAYS Thur. Jan 10th Tue Jan 22 6:30 – 8:30, approximately Menu Pink Grapefruit, Avocado & Watercress Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Chicken…

How to Make Pumpkin or Squash Puree

You don’t want to use just any kind of pumpkin for puree, most pumpkins have too much water in them and not enough flavor. Use the small pumpkins known as…

How to Cook Barley

Barley Basics   There are several types of barley, flaked, flour, grits, hulled, pearl and more. Most of the barley you’ll find in the supermarket is pearl barley or polished…

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…

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…