Cambozola and Pear Tart

karista's Kitchen

I'm going to be a new Mama!  A chicken Mama.  My little baby chicks arrive soon and I'm over the moon excited. Ranger Craig spent the last few weeks building my super fabulous chicken coop.  I think I nearly drove him crazy with my constant … [Read more...]

Roasted Pear Salad with a Shallot Vinaigrette and Red Chard and Spicy Sausage Quiche

Roasted Pear Salad

A few weeks ago Full Circle Farm  contacted me and asked if I'd like to sample a month's worth of their produce.  I'm a huge fan of local, CSA farms and I felt honored they asked me to give them a try.  So I signed up, cruised their user-friendly … [Read more...]

Baby Spinach, Raspberry and Toasted Walnut Salad in Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Last night I needed a quick salad for dinner.  Looking through the frig I realized I didn’t have any fresh romaine.  But I had mounds of baby spinach, 2 lbs to be exact.  Obviously I got a little excited when purchasing spinach; really, who needs 2 … [Read more...]

Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding with Brandied Butter Sauce

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Bread puddings seem to be the quintessential holiday breakfast food.  Although, breakfast bread pudding shows up on my table most winter weekends.  It's simple to prepare; and while I'm sipping my morning coffee, the bread pudding is slowly baking in … [Read more...]

Basil and Roasted Walnut Pesto over Pan Seared Halibut

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When I was growing up I thought there were only two types of nuts, peanuts and walnuts.  My Mother adores walnuts.  If we were out of milk and bread, we'd still have an endless supply of walnuts.  We would often find them in our cookies, muffins, … [Read more...]