Rotini with Broccoli, Peas, Basil and Goat Cheese for Kitchen Play

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dreamfields Pasta for Kitchen Play. I am being compensated for my efforts to promote Dreamfields pasta; all opinions are 100% mine. I typically stick to a low-ish carb diet and gluten-free eating; this means I avoid regular pasta much of the time. But since … Read more

Endive and Satsuma Mandarin Salad

endive orange salad

A month or so ago, I received a giant box of California endives from California Vegetable Specialties to use in my recipe for the January Kitchen Play Progressive Party. I ended up with lots of endives left over to enjoy: this Endive and Satsuma Mandarin Salad is another of the recipes I made with them. … Read more

Project Food Blog Challenge #7: Video 411

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your votes in Project Food Blog. I am very grateful that I made it through the previous round and was able to create another entry for this contest. For challenge #7, Foodbuzz asked the 48 remaining contestants to “channel your inner Julia Child and put one … Read more

Strawberry Salad with Almonds and Goat Cheese

I mentioned a few days ago that I’ve got gorgeous ripe strawberries in my garden right now. I put in 25 “Seascape” strawberry plants last year, and I’m so happy I did! The Seascape is an everbearing strawberry, so you get a very nice crop in the spring and the fall. I love strawberries plain, … Read more

Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese

I’m struggling to write something really interesting about this Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese. I’ve erased the first sentence of this post at lease ten times… The fact is, this salad is made up of what needed to be eaten out of my refrigerator last night. I got home from my kids’ … Read more