My Farmers’ Market: The Only Shopping I Actually Enjoy

Woke up a wee bit late today and made it to my farmers’ market just in time to grab what I needed for the week.  The upside to arriving late to a farmers’ market is…lower prices.  The farmers are beginning to pack up and want to get rid of as much produce as possible.  They… Continue reading My Farmers’ Market: The Only Shopping I Actually Enjoy

At the Farmers’ Market: Figs

Figs. Delicious, honey-ed, sweet figs.  I love them.  I don’t know what it is about these little guys—perhaps it’s because they remind me of Dutch still-life paintings, or Thanksgiving table centerpieces, or the sun-drenched Mediterranean where they grow in abundance.  While I don’t live in the Mediterranean,  I am lucky enough to live in California,… Continue reading At the Farmers’ Market: Figs

Protein Powerhouse: Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

After dying in yoga this morning (thank you, Elizabeth!) I was craving protein.  What I really wanted was a tuna salad sandwich, but with all that mayonnaise and added saturated fat I knew I should eat something a bit lighter and healthier.  Something that would feed my body better.  So, I looked in my cupboard… Continue reading Protein Powerhouse: Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

Rustic Asparagus Tart with Caramelized Leeks and Prosciutto

Rustic Asparagus Tart with Caramelized Leeks and Prosciutto Store-bought puff pastry is a staple in my freezer and comes in wonderfully handy when you need to whip up something quick and impressive.  Its delicate crunch and rich, buttery flavor make this quick tart both sophisticated and casual.  It would be delicious served with a fruity… Continue reading Rustic Asparagus Tart with Caramelized Leeks and Prosciutto