Tag Archives: Vegetables

Fresh & Simple. Tomato Cucumber Salad

With the heat of the summer sun blazing down, I find myself looking to either cook more outside on the BBQ or preparing simple salads in the kitchen so I do not need to fire up the oven or stovetop. That’s where the beauty and simplicity of cucumbers and tomatoes shine—together in a tasty and […]

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Tasting Adventure Roasted Beets Basil Balsamic Walnuts

Beets In The Summer? It’s Okay!

Though traditionally beets are considered a fall vegetable, but if you’re roaming the farmers markets around here, and if you could get past the sweet corn, tomatoes and squash, you’d find these delicious beets of all colors eager to find their place on the summer BBQ. I will admit this is an unusual twist to […]

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A Quick Trip To Asia Before The Fourth of July!

With the Fourth of July Weekend nearly upon us, I figured the time was right to explore one more global adventure before moving from the kitchen to the grill for a weekend of classic Americana. But what to cook? I figured there was no need to venture down the road of an overly complicated meal. […]

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Onions. The Hidden Truth.

What is it about onions? Growing up I avoided them completely. Carefully picking them off burgers, sandwiches and salads, it wasn’t until my late 20’s that I began what has been many years of courting the almighty onion. This affair has served me well as I have learned much about my paramour, the onion, and […]

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Artichokes: Templeton Farmers Market April 2001

Artichoke Spring – Fresh & Clean

While on a recent trip to the central California coast, I stopped in to visit my good friends Curt and Martha. Prior to a day of decadent tasting of the great Rhone varietal wines of Paso Robles’ west side, we stopped into the Templeton Farmers Market. Though we were committed to a dinner of roast […]

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Solana Beach

Sunday afternoon is an excellent day to stroll along Cedros Street in Sonana Beach’s design district where local farmers, chefs and street vendors set up shop for one of the nicer farmer’s markets in North County San Diego. Open from 1-5pm the small market meanders up a narrow pathway on the east side of the […]

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Wetter Than Victoria Falls. The warning signs were everywhere. More than 50,000 people evacuated from Mozambique and another 10,000 from Zambia. The Zambezi River was on course of destruction. Weeks of torrential rain caused Africa’s fourth largest river to burst its bank and flood surrounding valleys. Crossing the mighty Zambezi, which winds its way from […]

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