Strawberry Fields and Getting to Know Your Food

  With the long three day Memorial weekend, we were kind of struck with what to do since we didn’t head out of town or had any big plans for the holiday. Saturday we saw the film Tomorrowland which the boys liked but I started to fall asleep during. Sunday and Monday were blank canvases until my wife mentioned a strawberry farm in Irvine. I wasn’t really that interested in [&hellip

#SundaySupper End of Summer Grilled Peaches and Chicken Salad

This is my first time contributing a recipe to the great #SundaySupper group organized by Isabel.  This week’s theme is Back to School Meals.  Each recipe must be easy to make in less than 30 minutes making it an easy fit for cooking at home during a school night. Well this is something I live by as the sole cook and income in our household, so coming home after a [&hellip

Arugula Goat Cheese & Raspberry Salad

I headed out to La Canada this morning to checkout their Saturday Farmer’s Market. There were several organic vendors offering all kinds of fruits and vegetables plus I found a source for fresh sourdough bread and a small producer of goat cheese spreads called Soledad Goats.  The goat cheese spread I opted for includes black pepper and added some additional flavor to the salad I made this evening. Sorry no [&hellip

VitaMix, VitaAddicted

My wife Stephanie kept looking into buying a VitaMix blender. We owned a perfectly fine Cruisinart blender that well blended things and quite honestly we rarely used it. So why did we need some $500 blender?! Who knows but I figured as we moved into our new home that a house warming gift was in order and well it seemed like a good time to get this crazy blender thingy. [&hellip

Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad Dressing

I celebrated my birthday, earlier this month, at one of my favorite local restaurants – Sweet Lorraine’s in Southfield, Michigan. They make some great food that is always very fresh and sometimes very interesting. I had a mixed grill dish with couscous, lamb sausage, shrimp and chicken all in a Moroccan styled marinade. It was excellent (sorry don’t have the recipe for that.) I did have a disappointment on my [&hellip