Roasted Beets

From my childhood, I recall loving picked beets. I was always fascinated how bright red the vinegar turned from the beets. 1 large beet or 2 small beets makes a good serving for one person

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Southwestern Succotash

As a child, I hated butterbeans or lima beans with a passion; as an adult, I find I still can not stand them. As such, I never liked succotash, until I had it at a restaurant in Colorado. They didn’t use the dreaded butterbeans or lima beans and it was a wonderful dish. This my […]

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Bruce bought a bag of lovely roasted poblano peppers at Heinie’s Market in Wheat Ridge, CO. They smelled wonderful! I was trying to think what I could make with them and after looking in my fridge and pantry, I created this recipe on the fly. This can be served as a main course or a […]

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Southwestern BLT Sandwich

(Or How to Make a Sandwich in Fourteen Steps!) I grew up eating tomato sandwiches with tomatoes still warm from the sun. There was nothing like picking a completely ripe tomato and immediately eating it in a sandwich. There is something magical about a sweet and acidic tomato with salt on bread with mayo. When […]

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Lavender Italian Soda

Since I made lavender syrup a few days ago, I have been using it. I poured it over blueberries instead of sprinkling them with sugar. The flora note of the lavender was lovely with the blueberries. Bruce makes 5 gallons of seltzer water at a time and keeps it in his kegerator. While we mostly […]

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Grill Blistered Green Beans Topped with Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes, and Capers

Hienie’s Market had fresh green beans and I bought a pound. I was considering how to cook them without heating up the house, when I ran across a recipe from Bon Appetit https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/blistered-green-beans-with-garlic. It sounded delicious, but I didn’t want to cook it on the stove, so I took it to the grill. Bruce and […]

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