Category Archives: Recipes

Roasted Broccoli w/ Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette & Marcona Almonds

Here at the ranch we’re big on oven-roasting veggies in extra virgin olive oil: Brussels sprouts, root vegetables, cauliflower. Roasting intensifies the flavor. We’ll give the veggies a finishing drizzle of oil for added flavor. More recently we began roasting … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick Pasta Recipe: Fusilli w/ Caramelized Fennel & Toasted Pistachios

Seattle chef Jason Stoneburner is a busy guy.  He heads the kitchen at Bastille - plus his new restaurant, Stoneburner, which showcases local fish, shellfish, meats, and seasonal vegetables. So we felt lucky he had the time to share this pasta dish. It … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Pasta That Fans of Garlic and Olive Oil Will Love!

My colleagues and I are suckers for recipes that combine two of our favorite ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, naturally, and garlic. So we knew we’d struck culinary pay dirt when we saw this recipe for roasted garlic pasta with … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roasted Eggplant Slices With Warmed Feta and Honey

Honey is sometimes compared to olive oil and wine. Like olive oil and wine, different varieties of honey have different flavors. The flavor depends on various factors, like sunshine, rainfall, and temperature swings where the flower grows. I know this … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Quick & Easy Dish: Buttermilk Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Food blogger Janelle Maiocco of TalkOfTomatoes.com keeps a list of recipes which, in her words, “take little brainpower, use minimal energy and are often quick to assemble.”  These buttermilk Parmesan chicken tenders are on that list. (Click here to see … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Melon Carpaccio -> A Vegan Riff On An Italian Appetizer

Melons are in season and bountiful at the grocery. And the melon carpaccio featured here – a fruit-inspired riff on an Italian dish – lets you capitalize on melon’s succulent flavors. It combines four ingredients: Lime, extra virgin olive oil, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“Too Much Zucchini? This is a Problem?” – Pair It With Pasta!

“Too much zucchini? This is a problem.” We chuckled when we read that in the New York Times food section. Around here we’ve been grilling zucchini, putting it in frittatas and salads, and using it to make a  fabulous chocolate … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Peach-Inspired Riff on a Traditional Tuscan Bread and Tomato Salad

I love the fresh peaches that are available at this time of year. I can’t get enough of them: simply plain … on the grill … or in a luscious peach pie. So I did a double-take when I came … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipes: Capitalizing On All The Tomatoes & Squash Now Available

Right about now many of us are swimming in homegrown tomatoes and summer squash. They’re widely available at the farmers’ market, too. What to do with this cornucopia? You’ve got lots of options. Below I’ve assembled a variety of tomato … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Heirloom Tomato & Mozarella Salad That Doesn’t Require Heirlooms

Our friend Viviane Bauquet Farre – creator of the fabulous food website food & style – is a stickler for preparing dishes using fruits and vegetables that are in season. Just listen to Viviane talk about her heirloom tomato salad, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment