Ballard Farmers Market

Ballard Farmers Market The advent of the “farm to table” maxim has influenced the growth of urban gardening and development of farmers markets in cities across the country.  Locally sourced meats are fresh and the quality is sure to please any discerning cook. I enjoy talking to farmers about anything from the feed they use…

Original Plum Torte

Original Plum Torte   If an apple a day, keeps the doctor away — then surely this adage can apply to plums.  This nutritious fruit boasts its own healthy merits. Plums are rich in protein, low sugar, contain fiber that is healthy for colons. It includes a host of essential amino acids (ones the body…

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

    Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic Julia Child also had this recipe in an article called “40 Cloves of Garlic May Not Be Enough,” published in Gourmet Magazine in 1974.  And James Beard prepared this dish when he visited Julia for dinner.  If you’re an avid garlic lover, 40 cloves of garlic really…

Pappardelle and Seared Beef Sirloin with Red Wine sauce

Basic Dough for Fresh Egg Pasta INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks, beaten Semolina or rice flour, for dusting Once you’ve prepared homemade pasta by hand, you will keep going back to it time and time again for special occasions. Making pasta dough by hand takes…