Tamari-Ginger Chicken With Asparagus and Almond Sauce

Are you tired of asparagus yet? I’m not! This dish is perfect for those spring days when it’s still a bit cool but the asparagus is in full production. The best of all worlds: fresh veggies, a sheet pan, and a quick & easy recipe. Add to that a truly scrumptious sauce, and you’re going…

Cedar-Wrapped Asparagus With Carrots

This quick, healthy side is simple enough for weekday dinners and fancy enough for company. Either way, you’ll love how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it is! Ingredients: 2 grilling wraps with string a small knob of ginger 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon extra-virgin…

Halibut, Asparagus, & Potatoes With Cherry Tomato Salsa

I’m thrilled to be able to make this again! It’s such an old recipe that I have no idea where it came from. I only made it once all those years ago. We loved it, but our range hood wasn’t up to the task. With the bedroom and laundry room directly upstairs from the kitchen,…

Peas With Shallots & Parmesan

It hasn’t been a typical spring. Just chilly all the time, so I was very impatient to get my garden growing. I was in Trader Joe’s for some olive oil, and I happened across a little bag of fresh peas. It’s not very often I see fresh, shelled peas in the grocery store. Never before, in…

Ten Great Recipes You Probably Missed

2 years ago today, I posted my first recipe. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and comment on my posts. I hope you found something useful and had as much fun reading as I did writing. I know I’ve learned a…

Grilled Pork With Rhubarb Sauce

You know rhubarb is a vegetable, right? A lot of people think of it as a fruit because of its association with pies and crumbles. Most dessert pies are fruit-based, with the exception of sweet potato and pumpkin pies. Although botanically speaking, pumpkin is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. But I digress. I adore…

Perfectly Cooked Bacon for a Crowd

“Bacon. That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” — The Doctor  The Eleventh Doctor had some weird food preferences that I most certainly don’t share! I love beans, and I love bacon. I have actually had Fish Fingers & Custard (yes, we already know I’m a nerd), though, and I do agree with him on…

Black & Bleu Meatloaf

Technically, it’s already spring here. But we had a cool, rainy day on Tuesday, and it seemed we could do with some comfort food anyway, so I whipped up one of my favorites. My butcher used to always have Black & Blue Meatloaf in the case. It was delicious. For some reason, probably not enough…