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Whole30: Day 11

Breakfast this morning was a fast plate of scrambled eggs and a grapefruit, because I was eager to get outside and do some weeding.  I am not typically this excited about weeding, mind you, but yesterday my mom clued me in to the fact that dandelion buds are not only edible, but tasty.  I am […]

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Whole30: The Prep

Tomorrow we are starting our first Whole30 challenge, so I have spent the last week getting things ready and stocking the fridge with appropriate foodstuffs.  If you are not familiar with Whole30, it is essentially a month-long eating protocol that focuses all of your attention on whole, unprocessed foods.  Foods that you eliminate for the […]

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Red Chile Roast Beef

This is actually a recipe for a rotisseried roast of beef, because over the last few weeks I have been in a rotisserie frenzy.  I have rotisseried a duck, a pork loin, and even delicata squash rings.  All because I received a Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven for review–and let me tell you, I am in […]

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Gazpacho with Marcona Almonds

Why yes, this is my second tomato recipe in a week.  Yes, it is.  The flood of tomato goodness just keeps rolling in.  Let me assure you that having too many tomatoes is a problem I have never, ever faced in my previous years of gardening in Colorado.  It’s a pretty great problem, and this […]

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Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart (grain free)

If you are fortunate enough to be dealing with an abundance of fresh tomatoes, this is a beautiful dish for a light supper or for a summer potluck.  The crust is rich and nutty and acts as a great balance for the sweetness and acidity of the tomatoes.  I used Black Krims, Purple Cherokees, and […]

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C.S.A. Murder and Intrigue…plus Edible Flowers

Cooking is one of my my primary passions, and if you follow my blog you know that I think we should all be trying to eat seasonal, local, and organic as much as possible.  Two of my other great loves are gardening and reading, so I am taking a break from the recipe routine to […]

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