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Apple Watch Sport Giveaway

  Over the past 4 years, we've given away iPads, iPad Minis.....and now....and Apple Watch. This post is sponsored by me, Steamy Kitchen! The last Apple Watch Sport was won by David Mika last week. It's our way of saying thank you for...Show More Summary

Spicy Lamb Stew with Chickpeas

When you add lots of spices to a dish, sometimes that’s all you can taste. But I’ve found that lamb is one ingredient that can handle a lot of spice. This hearty lamb stew is well-seasoned with cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and cayenne. Show More Summary

Cabbage with Horseradish, Chives & Salmon Roe

Back in December I spent a few days in Seattle. I was very excited to check out new restaurants and in particular Renee Erickson's Bateau, considered one of the top new spots in Seattle. It’s a steak restaurant but the side dishes are no less glamorous than the exquisite cuts of heritage breed, grass fed and finished beef. Show More Summary

How to Make Chicken Soup in the Pressure Cooker

The minute anybody in my house comes down with the slightest sniffle, I run to the store for ingredients for chicken soup. It’s the go-to cure-all around here! The recipe I make is classic and very simple, but to get it ready even more quickly, I make it in the pressure cooker. Continue reading "How to Make Chicken Soup in the Pressure Cooker" »

How to Make Overnight Oatmeal

There is a certain beauty in discovering a shortcut that is both convenient and just as good — if not better — than the real thing. Steel-cut oats normally require a good ten to twenty minutes of stovetop simmering to render them creamy and soft. Show More Summary

Halibut Roasted in Parchment Recipe

Recently Real Good Fish reached out to me to see if I would try their services and share my experiences. I was already considering subscribing and am very happy to tell you about them. Real Good Fish is like a subscription based community-supported...Show More Summary

Breville Smart Oven Pro Review & Giveaway

This is a review of the Breville Smart Oven Pro, featuring both PROs and CONs, after testing for 2 weeks. The product can be purchased at Williams Sonoma (photo above) or online at Amazon. Breville Smart Oven Pro Review There are soShow More Summary

Emu Eggs

What’s big and speckled green? It might look like a dinosaur egg, but it's actually an emu egg. The emu is the second largest bird in the world and native to Australia. Emu are raised in US for their meat and oil, but their eggs are also quite a delicacy. Show More Summary

Crispy Curried Chicken Thighs with Wilted Greens

Looking for something quick, healthy, and budget-friendly for dinner tonight? Try these curried chicken thighs! They’re boldly spiced with an Indian curry mix and boast a delicious crispy skin. Serve it on a bed of wilted greens and thinly sliced onions for an easy meal. Continue reading "Crispy Curried Chicken Thighs with Wilted Greens" »

Mini Raspberry and Almond Puddings

A beautiful, delicate sponge cake, perfect for making in advance for your family treat or a dinner party. You can of course bung the whole mixture into a spring form cake tin and make a full on cake for slicing and serving with tea.Serve with double cream, Greek yoghurt or good old custard. Show More Summary

Portuguese Style Tuna Salad

Ingredients:1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained1 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Yukon Gold)4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered1/2 red onion, diced1/3 cup Kalamata olives in oil, drained12 oz good quality canned tuna (drained...Show More Summary

Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail

Valentine’s Day just begs to be celebrated with something red and bubbly, right? Enter one of my favorite cocktails—the classic French 75—but instead of using lemon juice, we infuse the drink with something to make it brilliant pinkish red—blood orange. So pretty! And just as lovely to drink as the original, if not more so. Continue reading "Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail" »

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cups

This quick, easy chocolate pudding can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes, and it’s so rich and creamy you’d never guess it was dairy-free! The secret is using avocados. You won’t really taste the avocado in the finished pudding, but it helps give it a thick and creamy consistency. Continue reading "Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cups" »

Chicken with Fennel & Lemon Recipe

If you live in California, you're probably sick of the rain. Of course, we need the rain after many years of drought but it's still somewhat tiresome. The wet weather but it has put me in the mood for comfort food and in particular braises, soups and stews. Show More Summary

Ronco Dehydrator Review & Giveaway

We are reviewing the Ronco Dehydrator, Beef Jerky Machine after making 6 batches of beef jerky. This review features both PROs and CONs of the product. Ronco Dehydrator Review - Beef Jerky Machine Every one of us in the family is anShow More Summary

Brazilian Salmon Stew (Moqueca)

One of the dishes Northern Brazil is known for is their “Moqueca“, a delicious savory fish stew made with a local white fish, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and coconut milk. Several years ago a Brazilian friend of mine introduced to...Show More Summary

Favorite San Francisco Chocolate Caramels

I grew up in California, learning about the Gold Rush and about the waves of immigration that it brought to our state. It wasn’t the prospectors who succeeded so much as the entrepreneurs who followed in their wake. The most famous of couse is Levi Strauss. Show More Summary

Vaguely Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients:2 lb freshly steamed, peeled shrimp, halved1 carrot, diced1/4 cup halved Kalamata olives1 seedless cucumber, diced1 stalk celery, diced1/4 cup diced red onion1/4 cup crumbled feta10 oz cooked, small pastafor the dressing:1/4...Show More Summary

Bananas at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2017

This year the Winter Fancy Food Show was bananas. Literally. I sampled an incredible number of a banana treats. Are bananas trending? I can’t say for sure, but here are the highlights. Tropical Fruit Stand makes a unique range of tropical jams using organically grown fruit from Sri Lanka. Show More Summary

Spicy Old Bay "Popcorn" Cauliflower

Ingredients:1 small to medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets1 cup panko3-4 tablespoons Old Baysea saltfreshly ground black pepper2 eggs2-3 tablespoons hot sauceDirections:Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Show More Summary

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