Tag Archives: Olive Oil

Peach Polenta Cake

I found this cake in an email that I received from the Gourmandise School. The Gourmandise school is a sweet little cooking school at the top of the new Mall in Santa Monica. I’ve taken

Lemon-Zucchini Soup

I am still working through all of the zucchini in my garden. They ripen before I turn around and there are still so many it’s overwhelming. But fun and challenging. Today zucchini soup.

Smashed Potatoes

We made these for brunch on Sunday. They are the easiest to make (and to eat)_. They were really delicious. I maybe put too much salt on them (definitely did in fact) but they were still

Orange Cornmeal Olive Oil Cake

I have been wanting to make an olive oil cake for a long time. I’ve been reading recipes for months – truly. I had in my mind that an olive oil cake would be dense, simply rich – not heavy

Valentine’s Day – Red Is For Beets

The first fabulous food event was on Valentine’s Day. A love and romance event with food of course as the party was hosted by my dear friend Victoria and her man Joel. The party was at

Virginia’s Wedding Shower

The bride to be was beaming and laughing. Her Mama was too. What could be better? All the girlfriends were here. The food was delicious (made by Marmalade – mostly) and the presents

A Little Ditty And Nothing More. . .

Well . . . the word ‘chickpea’ comes from the Latin word “cicer. “ Why? Who knows. The word “Garbanzo” comes from old Spanish “garroba” or “algarroba.” Why? Who knows. And get this

A Simple Pot of Beans aka Good Mother Stallard

It was oh so funny when we were small. What is it with kids and farting? I wonder why farting is so funny? Curious. In any event…. My friend Kathy Patton taught me about beans. Real beans.