Summer’s Last Hurrah – with crepes, dahlias and friends

As temperatures cool and the sun begins to pull us less to be outside, the produce that results from summer’s lingering generosity should be enjoyed! So we did, with fresh pears, chopped pistachios & grated parmigiano filling the crepes that we then topped with blackberry compote. A deliciously simple meal that celebrated some of my … More Summer’s Last Hurrah – with crepes, dahlias and friends

Pistacchio-crusted Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Chutney and Sauteed Green Beans, Arugula Flowers, Kale Buds

Pistacchio-Sage Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Chutney Filetto di Maiale in crosta di Pistacchi e Salvia con Chutney al Rabarbaro, Patate Viola e Fagiolini saltati con Fiori di Rucola e Boccioli di Cavolo What’s for dinner? For us last night, it was this beautiful combination of color and flavor elements…I happened to have a farmers … More Pistacchio-crusted Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Chutney and Sauteed Green Beans, Arugula Flowers, Kale Buds

Bainbridge Island Girls’ Night Out – Fresh Ricotta Recipe & Ravioli in Nettles Pesto

Italian Inspirations:  Ricotta & Ravioli demos at The Berry Patch Kitchen Store A few months ago, I finally gave up hope of finding my old citrus reamer and decided to head into Winslow to purchase a new one. As I walked into the Berry Patch kitchen store, I immediately remembered how dangerous a place full … More Bainbridge Island Girls’ Night Out – Fresh Ricotta Recipe & Ravioli in Nettles Pesto

Learning How to Eat Onion-Free for Migraine Prevention

My Life Without Onions – Leaving Migraines Behind I began suffering from migraines when I was in elementary school and the days-long torture associated with them has accompanied me throughout my life and travels ever since. The process of learning to cope with migraines has been rough–the medicines that one administers at the onset of … More Learning How to Eat Onion-Free for Migraine Prevention