Roasted Beet & Cara Cara Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette

On April 3, 2014 9 Comments
In Fruits, Vegetables

I’ve got to squeeze in the end-of-Winter-citrus recipes before Spring blankets us in sweet peas, strawberries, and rhubarb! There are many types of blood oranges, but only two… Read More »

Nopales and Delicata Squash Quiche

Nopales & Delicata Squash Quiche

On April 1, 2014 8 Comments
In Recipes, Savory Pastry, Vegetables

This post concludes my love affair with nopales. Yes, my little prickly friend, we are done! I have used you up and now we must part. And same… Read More »

Spoonbread! It's a gluten free soufflé!

Spoonbread! (It’s Gluten Free)

On March 24, 2014 6 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Savory Pastry

This gluten-free cornmeal soufflé is without a doubt the most satisfying creation I’ve feasted upon since giving up all wheat products. I baked one off as a test… Read More »

Roast Pork Loin with Fresh Bay Leaf Prickly Pear Glaze

Roast Pork Loin with Prickly Pear Glaze

On March 20, 2014 5 Comments
In Fruits, Meat, Pie Ranch

Any excuse to use my last name in a recipe – and ‘Glaze’ really is my last name! As mentioned in my last post on nopales I am… Read More »

Heirloom carrots from Pie Ranch

Heirloom Carrot & Nopalitos Green Salad

On March 18, 2014 9 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Vegetables

I’m officially announcing my new favorite ingredient: nopales!  I’m having tons o’ fun with edible beaver tail cactus and its fruit (prickly pear or ‘tuna’) since it grows… Read More »

Green Garlic & Nettle Vichyssoise

Green Garlic & Nettle Vichyssoise

On March 13, 2014 4 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Vegetables

Green garlic & nettle are the heralds of Spring! Both are exceptionally mild so don’t let the ‘garlic’ part of the title scare you away. I know it… Read More »

Crudité with Confit Onion Dip from Pie Ranch

Farm to Table Spring Crudités with Confit Onion Dip

On March 10, 2014 5 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Vegetables

Crudité platters need to be brought back from the 1980’s graveyard! They should burst with seasonal veggies of gorgeous color and shapely form. After all, the veg platter… Read More »


Prickly Pear Margaritas!

On March 4, 2014 4 Comments
In Fruits, Pie Ranch, Recipes

This just in: prickly pears are PRICKLY!!! Yes, they are aptly named. Can you believe it? Well I couldn’t. I was too good for gloves. Too good for tongs. Too good for a regular… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Jar Cobbler

Berrylicious Jam Jar Cobblers

On February 14, 2014 2 Comments
In Fruits, Sweet Pastry

Jam jar cobblers are a fun farm-to-table dessert! I make these with Edible After School to sell hot at the Pescadero farmer’s market and I often use this… Read More »

Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas with Avocado Crema

On February 4, 2014 1 Comment
In Meat, Puente, Savory Pastry, Sweet Pastry

Beef Empanadas! We love empanadas at Edible After School because they are easy-to-make appetizers for when we cater large parties (up to 300 people!) and they always sell out… Read More »