Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweet Potato, Onions, and Kale Recipe - Sweet Potato and Chanterelle Mushroom Hash with Scrambled Egg Stack of Goat Cheese and Sauteed Chanterelles - Square

Charlie Trotter died this morning. Suddenly, unexpectedly, and much, much younger than the age my husband is now. (shudder) Mr. Trotter is one of my culinary heroes, and I was very much hoping to meet him someday. [In brighter news, our White Silkie laid her first eggs this week.] You see, Charlie Trotter never went […]

Southern Utah | Shirred Eggs with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Toasted Ciabatta - Shirred Eggs with Cream and Chives

Sometimes, I don’t choose breakfast. Breakfast chooses me. Specifically, last Sunday’s Travel section cover story in the local paper highlighted an area of the world that I was just in not two weeks ago. My trip to Southern Utah was amazing. And I mean that in the exact sense of the word: stunning, astonishing, even […]

Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Sweet Potato and Kale - Scrambled Egg Stack with Sweet Potato Hash and Purple Basil

Let’s call this post: How to impress your house guest with a scrambled egg breakfast. … My spring garden pot with Tuscan kale and purple basil. The husband went out of town this weekend so a girlfriend stopped by to keep me company. In actuality, I begged her to sleep over because I didn’t want […]

My First Catering Fail | Peanut Butter and Boysenberry Jelly Bars - Peanut Butter and Boysenberry Jelly Bars - Square

It was bound to happen: My first-ever catering fail. About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to cater sweets for a corporate baby shower. The guest of honor (pappa-to-be) met me at my car to help me unload, and then wheeled in the boxes of cupcakes. The time: 9:45 AM; fifteen minutes to spare […]

Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs | Nabeyaki Udon with Oyster Mushrooms, Fresh Upland Cress and Chicken Egg - Nabeyaki Udon Noodles with Oyster Mushrooms, Upland Cress and Fresh Chicken Egg - Square

Let’s talk about Salmonella for a minute. You can’t tell by looking at an egg whether or not it contains Salmonella (a bacteria that is the number one culprit in foodborne illness). Further, chickens carry the bacteria in their bodies and pass it to the forming egg yolk and whites while the egg is forming […]

Chipotle and Adobo Spiced Cocktail Meatballs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce - Chipotle and Adobo Spiced Cocktail Meatballs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce - Square

  Backyard parsley in the morning garden light.  Happy Monday! On one hand, time changes suck. But on the other… it means we get more daylight, and more daylight makes both my edible garden and my backyard chickens very, very happy. We’re all very much looking forward to spring. …