Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad

“No matter what the variety, it is still safe to say that the fresher the corn the better.  If you don’t have a corn patch of your own, buy locally grown corn straight from the farmer ~ at a produce stand on the side of the road or at a farmer’s market.  At the market, Continue reading → «Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad»


Prosciutto~Wrapped Chicken with Charred Green Beans & Scallions

MONDAY Prosciutto~Wrapped Chicken Thighs with Anchovy Butter  |  Charred Green Beans & Scallions I should know by now, after thirteen years into this horse “habit”, that things rarely go according to plan.  Yet, when plans go awry {like they did this weekend}, I am still surprised.  I won’t bore you with all of the horrific Continue reading → «Prosciutto~Wrapped Chicken with Charred Green Beans & Scallions»


Spicy Pork & Kale Soup

WEDNESDAY We have been easing back into the reality of the New Year.  Monday, Michael returned to the office.  Tuesday, school resumed for Mallory.  Yesterday, Max returned to school and had his first winter training session for football in the afternoon.  Today {Thursday}, Maddie began the last half of her senior year in high school. Continue reading → «Spicy Pork & Kale Soup»


Kung Pao Chicken

TUESDAY Kung Pao Chicken I apologize…to all my fellow Northern Californians…for it is I that could very well be blamed for the sudden, and very noticeable, drop in temperature here in the Bay area.  You see, I recently rambled on about the disparity between our abundant sunshine & mild temperatures and my childhood memories of Continue reading → «Kung Pao Chicken»


Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots

MONDAY Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Peach Salsa  |  Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots Today was Monday…really Monday.  School may have officially started last week but today was the first Monday of the new school year, kicking off the first whole week of school.  The first few days of catching up with old friends, meeting new teachers, getting Continue reading → «Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots»


Chicken & Corn Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

THURSDAY Chicken, Corn & Cherry Tomato Tacos  |  Homemade Taco Seasoning My family really likes tacos.  Dare I say…”loves” tacos.  What’s not to like?  Little envelopes stuffed with all sorts of good things…steak, chicken, pork, grilled veggies and, let’s not forget, eggs.  In our house, the breakfast taco…scrambled eggs paired with any leftover vegetable from Continue reading → «Chicken & Corn Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning»


Corn Soup With Lobster & Heirloom Tomato and Arugula Salad

MONDAY Corn Soup with Fresh Maine Lobster  |  Heirloom Tomato & Arugula Salad If I had to define the month of August in terms of food it would be:  corn, tomatoes & lobster.  I have childhood memories of stopping by roadside vegetable stands on our way home from the beach, sunburnt and sand between our Continue reading → «Corn Soup With Lobster & Heirloom Tomato and Arugula Salad»


Oven-Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy with Orange-Hoisin Sauce

WEDNESDAY Oven-Roasted Wild Salmon  |  Wilted Baby Bok Choy & Scallions  |  Orange-Hoisin Sauce   Once again, we are the benefactors of Dave’s fishing bounty!  His latest fishing expedition brought him out to the Farrollon Islands… Lying 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco, the jagged silhouette of the Farallon Islands disrupts the clean Continue reading → «Oven-Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy with Orange-Hoisin Sauce»


Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins

THURSDAY Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins  |  Brown Rice     I woke this morning much the same way I do every morning…Michael’s alarm goes off and he heads into the shower while I lie in bed drifting in between the lightest state of sleep and conscious thought.  By the time Continue reading → «Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins»


Oven-Roasted Salmon & Garlic Soba Noodles

WEDNESDAY Oven-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze  |  Garlic Soba Noodles   According to my menu {as posted} we should be having Spicy Peanut Noodles with Steamed Vegetables this evening but a wonderful thing happened earlier this afternoon which called for a change of plan.  Shortly after lunch our neighbor, Dave, knocked at my kitchen door Continue reading → «Oven-Roasted Salmon & Garlic Soba Noodles»