Fresh, light, and healthy citrus carpaccio with avocado and pomegranate seeds | Tasting Everything

Beautifully Healthy Citrus Carpaccio with Avocado and Pomegranate Seeds

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Winter in Napa is that most blissful and perfect time of year when pomegranate seeds are everywhere, there’s an avocado around every corner, and you (or five people you know) have so much citrus they simply don’t know what to do with it.   Tree after tree in backyards and […]

A simple recipe for beautifully healthy salmon tartare salad | Tasting Everything

Healthy and Beautiful “Salmon Tartare” Kale Salad

Long, long ago (in a galaxy far, far…), I spent a great deal of time making salads and appetizers at a phenomenal Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco where I first learned how truly mind-altering a good tartare can be.  Salmon tartare, tuna, and beef were all on the menu occasionally as specials, in different forms with […]

Basic and Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oils: fun and easy ideas for DIY holiday gifts | Tasting Everything

Two Chili Oils and a Hot Sauce – Simple DIY Gift Ideas!

    As I mentioned in the last post, the time has come (“the Walrus said…,”) to use the pile of remaining peppers from the garden, and it occurred to me that these might actually be good DIY gift ideas! I decided on a first attempt at homemade hot sauce and also two different chili oils: […]

Clear Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho: a surprisingly easy vegan and gluten-free health and seasonal recipe | Tasting Everything

Clear Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Basil Oil: A Recipe

It’s another seriously hot day here in Napa! It looks like the high today is 102°, but if it’s like yesterday, it will probably get even hotter than that! I’m definitely not eating anything that takes any kind of heat to make, so since I’m out of high quality fish and meat and I don’t even […]