Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod

With a complex flavor that belies the simple ingredients and preparation, Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod is a perfect addition to your dinner repertoire. 

Oven-poached lemon butter cod served

Sometimes you need a little easy for dinner–or maybe a whole lot of easy! But I don’t like to give up flavor to get it. That’s when it’s great to have a dish like this Oven-Poached Lemon Butter Cod, waiting in your back pocket!

With simple preparation and a simple sauce, it includes a secret ingredient (vermouth, shh) that adds a nuanced flavor and a little class to the dish. It reminds me of the impact a shot of sherry has, stirred into a warm soup!

Yum!   Read more

Easy Garlic Scape Pesto

Creamy, nutty & flavorful, Garlic Scape Pesto is a fun & tasty way to use garlic’s first yummy gift! Top pasta, sandwiches, meats or more!

Garlic scape pesto on board

Some of us remember waaaay back in the day. Back when pesto was not yet a mainstream sensation. Goodness! How did we live without it!

Pesto can be used in so many ways from pizza topping to pasta sauce to sandwich spread. And this Garlic Scape Pesto with Basil is as garlicky, creamy and delicious as the original!  Read more

Garlic Scape Pizza

Loaded with flavor from pungent garlic scapes, briny olives and creamy fresh mozzarella, this garlic scape pizza is a taste sensation. Plus it’s quick and easy!  Garlic Scape Pizza with a slice outIs there any food that fills quite as many niches as pizza? It’s great when you’re tired or when you’re indecisive. If pleases kids, it satisfies adults. You can have it for dinner, or as an appetizer. Indoors or outdoors? All good!

And with the big flavors in this Garlic Scape Pizza, it won’t feel like you’re making any compromises! In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we made it again the next night!   Read more

Easy Thai Carrot Salad

With julienned carrots in a slightly spicy, peanut sauce, Thai Carrot Salad can go easy with packaged carrot matchsticks or local with your carrots.
Thai Carrot Salad with spicy peanut sauce.

I am big on cooking local food from scratch–but sometimes you need a little help! You never know when a crisis (big or small) is going to hit!

That’s why I love a recipe that has options, like this Thai Carrot Slaw. With julienned carrots (“matchsticks”) in a slightly spicy, peanut-y sauce, you can prep one of two ways. Shred your own carrots to go local. Or use pre-cut for super-simple. Read more