Tag: tomato

Corn Salsa

Summer is barely a memory and I’m already missing the warm weather and longer days.   This corn salsa is the perfect way to channel that…. 2 ears corn, steamed and kernels removed about a cup of assorted heirlooms or cherry tomatoes, chopped 1 tbs apple cider […]

Ensalada Capr'easy

This super easy to prepare salad says Summer to me.  The colors are as pleasing to the eye as the flavors are to the pallette. 1 ball of fresh mozzerella, sliced about 1/4″ in thickness zest of one lemon chiffonade of fresh basil 1 tbs extra virgin […]

Warm Fennel Salad


I love the licoricey flavor fennel brings to a main ingredient, however, in this recipe the fennel is the star.

  • 1 bulb of fennel, sliced thin
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • handful of grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 – 4 vine ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • salt and pepper

Heat a pan over low – medium heat and add in your bacon.  Cook off until crispy.  Remove, drain and crumble. 

Drain off most of the rendered fat but reserve about 1 tbs and add in your garlic.  Cook for about 1 minute and add in fennel and onions, salt and pepper.    Cook down for about 10 minutes or until both are soft and translucent and add in the red wine vinegar.  Cook down for another few minutes and remove from heat.

To serve, top with crumbled bacon, parmesan, parsley and tomato slices.

Breakfast in LA by way of Fairfax

I served this for breakfast recently to one of my oldest and dearest friends and she said it was like an LA breakfast.  So thanks Erin, that’s what I’m calling this one! bunch of asparagus with thick, hearty stems 8 eggs 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 […]

Chicken Stack, Chicken Stack

  Homemade chicken sausage patties, heirloom tomatoes and low-fat cheddar cheese.  This little stack is sure to satisfy almost everyone while keeping the fat and cholesterol on the down low.  Pair this with a salad and serve it up at your next brunch.    Directions […]