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Again I found myself at the farmers market this weekend, and as usual was hoping to find a little dinner inspiration. I came with the intentions of a few tomatoes, maybe some lettuce, but in passing I noticed a basket of locally grown tomatillos. I’m familiar with these green tomato lookalikes, but I’ve yet to…

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There is nothing more inspiring for me as a cook, then strolling through my local farmers market looking for fresh, new ingredients & products. I have been frequenting the La Jolla Open Aire Market  (LJOAM) on Sunday mornings for over 10 years now. With each trip I discover new ingredients, invent new recipes, and have…

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Today our inspiration is the color pink, and a unique pairing. Alright, I have to admit I strongly dislike  the color pink. I even find it difficult to write on pink Post-It notes; however, I am lucky this aversion does not apply to nature or food!  When we think of fresh summer fruit, currants don’t…

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…it’s true, well at least when it comes to delicious figs on a crostini (though that pun was intended). I have to say I might be in love with this appetizer. How could I not be, because we are going to combine salty with our fig-sweet using: bread, prosciutto, arugula, balsamic & cheese! Need I say more?…

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Farewell Spring, because I am ready for summer and so is my salad. We’re going to call-on warm weather ingredients like fresh, farmer’s market strawberries, spinach, sweet corn, cucumbers and beets for one perfect bowl of salad goodness. We’ll dress to the occasion with a homemade poppyseed balsamic dressing. Who wants to slave over the…

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