Category Archives: In My Kitchen

Our Market, Our Table

From market to table.  Findlay Market to our table. Ruby and I breezed through Findlay this morning armed with a good cup of coffee, a Belgian waffle and the intention to seek out dinner.  Naturally, the market responded to the … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic as a Staple?

In my kitchen, roasted garlic is a staple.  A simple staple. I snapped up eight heads of organic garlic from Idyllwild Farms at Findlay Market on Sat.  I sliced off the top 1/4-1/2″ of the non-stem end, pulled off any outside … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

There are many experiences that draw me to farmers’ markets.  Meeting food producers, family farmers and food artisans who love to talk about their products is a primary benefit.  Another is the element of surprise.  Both were present last week. My … Continue reading

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Promise Me You’ll Never Buy Commercial Ricotta Again

So simple was my first attempt at making ricotta that I began to think I was missing a step, or that my effort or technique was insufficient.  It was truly the ‘watched-pot’ syndrome.  The recipe turns out exactly as demonstrated in the video.  … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen: Bits of Bliss

Bits of bliss, paid forward. There are always treasures in the refrigerator.  Living simply is simply recognizing that those great quality ingredients you already have can be enlisted to create a meal with a moment’s notice. Penne pasta, cooked white … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen, a Note to Self: Live What You Teach

I had an opportunity last evening to employ the skill I love to remind others we all have: be creative with the ingredients you have on hand. Although I would be not be able to attend a pre-Thanksgiving thanksgiving event … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen

In my kitchen, efficiency reigns. I’m the Queen of Small Space, and that’s by design.  The confluence of beautiful ingredients, great equipment and a little dexterity is how I’m accustomed to cooking, large spaces notwithstanding.  Friends who know me well … Continue reading

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