Sweet Signs of Spring

Roasted Spiced Rhubarb with Fresh Strawberries A display of rhubarb at the farmer’s market in Carnation, Washington triggered fond memories of my Nana’s stewed rhubarb; she canned every spring and served as a breakfast treat.  Nana grew up on a farm in Minnesota where a hearty breakfast, including a fruit dessert, was the norm.  Far […]

No-Recipe Summer Eating

Strawberry Salad with Crumbled Gorgonzola and Pistachios   A surfeit of strawberries and a beautifully hot, summer day led to a craving for a classic – strawberry salad.   Warm summer evenings call for no-oven, no-stove and no-recipe dishes that you can assemble while a lean entrée is sizzling on the grill.    A salad […]

A Last Grab for Berries

  Photo by Lorelle Del Matto   Antioxidants for Health / A Berry Tart  Lately I can’t resist buying a flat or two of berries from my local Farmer’s Market. I enjoy them raw, blended into smoothies, tossed in salads, cooked into savory and sweet sauces and baked into tarts and cheesecakes (healthful, reduced-fat of course).    […]