Category Appetizers

Baked Portobello Caps with Pesto and Bacon

Ok, I know this doesn’t look like the most appetizing thing in the world. But believe me, the combination of portobello caps, creamy pesto and smoky homemade bacon is uh-mazing. Especially after being oven baked for 40 minutes. Oh muh god. You know how mushrooms kind of act like sponges, particularly with oil? Well when […]

Radishes with Butter and Smoked Salt

I am all about snacking in the summertime. Three square meals a day just doesn’t work for me (I’m a grazer by nature) and during the summer I get full quickly and have to eat pretty much all the time, so snacks are where it’s at.  Plus I love eating, so this works out very […]

Citrus Cilantro Jicama Salad

Getting from Santa Fe, NM to Rhinecliff, NY is not exactly an easy commute. A drive to Albuquerque to catch a 6:00 am flight to Dallas, to catch another flight to Newark to rent a car and drive two hours north to a tiny town on the banks of the Hudson River that my iThing […]

Avocado Cucumber Soup (or, How to Convince People That Guacamole Is A Legitimate Course In A Meal)

The summer heat has hit Santa Fe. Ironically, it’s drizzling rain outside as I write this, which is a meteorological event that I have never experienced while living in the desert southwest…But nevertheless, it’s been hot, and especially for an Oregon kid. Of course, one of the things I always forget about the yearly transition […]

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