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 […]

gardening

Basil Oil (or Whatever-Fresh-Green-Herb-You-Love Oil): a Recipe!

A recipe for an herb oil doesn’t have to be a complicated thing. It can be! It can be difficult and nuanced and incredibly gratifying, but it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. The recipe I’m giving you here is for a simple and fresh oil with tons of color. Feel free to substitute […]

A homemade gluten-free ravioli recipe that works! Fresh ricotta, balsamic roast cherry tomatoes, and herbs make this dish amazing | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Ravioli Recipe

  A homemade gluten-free ravioli recipe? Could there be one that works? (Hint: yes!) Now that I’ve gotten a recipe for homemade gluten-free pasta to work, it was time to figure out if that same recipe could be used to make some unbelievably tasty gluten-free ravioli.     Okay. It’s raviolo. If you are looking at the […]

from the garden

Olive Oil Preserved Eggplant and Oven Dried Tomatoes: 2 Recipes

I just had the most fantastic backyard garden summer harvest, and I needed to come up with a couple of recipes to preserve the copious amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and fresh herbs that I gathered. (These recipes are gluten free, of course. I probably don’t need to mention that in every post, but I often […]

GF Pappardelle with Pesto

Herb Puree (aka Green Puree): a Recipe

The recipe for this herb puree needs its own post because it and variations on it are useful all the time. This one has basil and parsley, but this basic idea is great whenever you want to use any herb flavor–from cilantro (awesome on soups, corn salad and on tacos, especially when you do a […]

Bright and fresh cellophane noodle salad with calamari, chilies, and herbs: an easy recipe for a hot summer day | Tasting Everything

Cellophane Noodle Salad with Fresh Calamari, Chilies, and Herbs

    It’s so amazing to be living in Napa. Phenomenal ingredients everywhere; the freshest seafood, gorgeous produce everywhere, including my backyard, wines, oils, cheeses…the list is endless! A quick meal, even something as simple as a cellophane noodle salad, can be unbelievably rewarding.   Summer here can be extremely hot, but after a lifetime […]

A simple and fun recipe for pickled peppers that are great on everything! | Tasting Everything

Pickled Peppers

Pickled peppers, well, any pickled vegetable really, are some of my favorite things to add to a meal. They could really be classified as one of those “secret ingredients” that I just love to throw into a dish to just completely change the flavor of the whole thing. Adding a few pickled peppers, or maybe some […]