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Artichokes Stuffed with Citrus-Tarragon Shrimp

Artichokes Stuffed with Citrus-Tarragon Shrimp

It is springtime along the Front Range, and we have been planting as if we were pioneers.  A few days ago I put in some artichokes, a perennial plant that is really just a giant, delicious thistle.  They grow well in our semi-arid climate, and short of asparagus they are my absolute favorite vegetable.  If […]

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Pan-Seared Halibut with Fresh Matsutakes and Sea Scallops

Pan-Seared Halibut with Fresh Matsutakes and Sea Scallops

Every now and then there appears food that is so intrinsically beautiful that you almost cannot eat it.  I am not talking about fancy cupcakes or sugar sculptures here, just stunningly lovely raw ingredients.  Lately I have been a little obsessed with making sea scallop ceviche–slivers of raw scallop, simply tossed with fresh lime juice, […]

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Shrimp with Cara Cara Oranges

Simple Saturday Salad: Shrimp with Cara Cara Oranges

I’ve been away from the blog for too long, largely due to an excess of work (that whole getting paid thing sometimes gets in the way of life…).  Cooking has been pretty minimal as we slog our way toward Spring Break (one more week!), so we have been relying on lots of frozen stuff, quick […]

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Smoked Salmon and Rice Croquettes

Smoked Salmon and Rice Croquettes

I lived in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan for several years, and beyond the very entertaining, warm, and quirky people, the thing I miss the most is the smoked fish.  When I lived in the little town of Calumet I would often stop at Peterson’s smokehouse on the way home and pick up smoked […]

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Coconut Curry Fish

Coconut Curry Fish

There’s a tiny restaurant in Estes Park called Nepal’s Cafe, and they make the best Fish Coconut Curry, ever.  Mine is frankly not as good, but I am getting closer with each try, and this was was pretty fabulous.  I would eat this every day if I had a personal chef to whip it up […]

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Dinner for One

Harrison is off at a conference, so I am temporarily carnivorous and temporarily cooking for one.  While my initial impulse was to microwave some Amy’s Mac and Cheese,  I have really been wanting a piece of fish.  I got a nice piece of Mahi Mahi and cooked it with a few shrimp, some Aleppo pepper, […]

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