Savory Blueberry Ginger Salsa

fresh blueberry ginger salsa with shallots and mint

It's funny how sometimes life rolls in a direction never anticipated.  Catching us by surprise, with both trepidation and promise. It's been an eventful year for my family.  My first-born conquering a long and tedious health challenge, my youngest … [Read more...]

Sugar-Crusted Salmon with Avocado Peach Salsa… a Guest Post by Alaska From Scratch

It's amazing how new friendships are born.  I've been following Maya at Alaska From Scratch for a while now and after a few blog comments and email correspondence she has become a cherished colleague and dear friend.  Her delicious food blog captured … [Read more...]

A Summer Cheese Tray

DaVinci Wine Storytellers Experience

Al Fresco dining on a summers eve; sun kissed breezes dancing gracefully through the tree tops. Bringing with them the fragrant scent of  herbs and warmed pine. This is the moment I've waited for all year. Time slows and with it comes a … [Read more...]

Slow Oven Baked Ribs

oven baked baby back ribs

If there is one thing the Bennett Crew loves, it’s a barbecue.  The deck table filled with Grandma Eilene’s Macaroni Salad, Chipotle Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob and this weekend... Slow Oven Baked Ribs. Once the weather turns lovely, we dine … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Peas and Mushroom Pappardelle tossed in Sherry Cream

spring peas and mushroom pappardelle in sherry cream sauce

Assorted lush shades of green encompass the landscape this time of year.  Spring, a time of revival, renewal and start over’s.  Yes, start over’s.  As in something keeps eating the spring greens in my garden, so now I have to start over. At least … [Read more...]

Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

ceviche with halibut, bay shrimp, cilantro, white onion, sriracha, and avocado

I've forgotten how much fun it is to take a road trip.  Cruising down the highway to some cool tunes, aptly selected and managed by my teenage daughter. Stopping for a coffee and then a little snack. Talking, laughing, reminiscing about my … [Read more...]

Tuscan Grilled Rib-eye

Tuscan grilled ribeye with garlic and rosemary

The sun is slowly setting, gradually creating a luminescent twilight.  With twilight comes the warm fragrance of fresh and earthy rosemary, combined with the spicy knowing scent of simmered garlic in the freshest of olive oil. Two perfectly … [Read more...]

Today, My Heart is Grateful

Roasted Beets, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Bleu Cheese Salad

Today, my heart is filled with overwhelming appreciation.  Friends and family who share in my fear and anxiety, my sadness and hope. Beautiful dishes of food, cookies, desserts and love arriving on my doorstep.  Meant to comfort and heal. Phone … [Read more...]

A Little Spring Love

lemon, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, hummus

The song birds have begun their annual melodies of sweet tunes announcing the arrival of spring. Each morning, at the break of dawn, It sounds like a festival of  little bird choirs outside my window. Making me smile as I slowly wake, I listen … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Last June I decided it was high time I got out-and-about my local area and begin meeting some of my fellow food bloggers and food writers.  After all, I can’t just hang out with my chicken girls all the time. ;) While attending various food and … [Read more...]

Strawberries Romanoff… And two very belated thank you’s.

karistaskitchen.com

It’s always heartwarming and flattering when a fellow blogger nominates my blog for an award.  To even be considered in the same “blogging” category as some of my fave bloggers is mind-boggling.  Especially when I can’t seem to get my award widgets … [Read more...]

Moroccan Roasted Fish

karistaskitchen.com

I have a long list of blogs I love to read.  As I was browsing one such blog today (The Faux Martha)  I noticed she mentioned “Wordless Wednesday”.  Hmmm…. I like the sound of that.  Could I possibly impose this on my two sassy gals today?  Just … [Read more...]