Posts tagged ‘Salmon’

Kamut – an ancient grain for modern times

raw kamut berries

raw kamut berries

With all the focus on gluten free, why not switch up the grains in your diet and add a healthy wheat grain – Kamut. While it has gluten, it may actually be healthier for those without celiac disease. And it’s delicious! We used this grain to make the side dish at our Spring Entertaining cooking class. It’s pretty enough for company and it’s not the same boring rice side dish you may have made zillions of times. Another plus is that it holds up well when made a day in advance, saving you more time on party day.

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May 5, 2014 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Fig Balsamic Drizzle tops 15-minute Salmon.

Salmon with Balsamic & Pesto Drizzles.

Salmon with Balsamic & Pesto Drizzles.

Making a syrupy balsamic vinegar has been on my to-do list for awhile.  When planning our April Spring Entertaining class, I wanted to take something simple and make it grand, so dressing up this super simple salmon dish with balsamic and pesto drizzles seemed like a great way to show off for company.  But the balsamic I had purchased just wasn’t syrupy enough, even the $20 bottle of Fig Balsamic I bought at the Olive A’Sudden store on my last visit to Palm Springs.  While it tasted heavenly, I was going to have to reduce it to the consistency I was looking for. (more…)

April 23, 2014 at 11:50 am 5 comments

Salmon Bruschetta tops Olive Garden new menu.

 

The Olive Garden's Salmon Bruschetta

The Olive Garden’s Salmon Bruschetta

My family enjoys going to the Olive Garden Restaurant, so when I am in Minneapolis to visit them, we often go for the unlimited Soup, Salad & Breadsticks.  For $8.49*, this is a bargain.  A garden-fresh salad served family style along with a choice of four homemade soups.  You can try all four of them if you want to. “The Zuppa Toscana with sausage and kale is probably my favorite, but the Pasta e Fagioli, Minestrone and Chicken & Gnocchi are all pretty darned good,” she says with midwestern flare. (more…)

April 10, 2014 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Spring Entertaining Cooking Class – April 10, 2014

Poached Salmon

Poached Salmon

“We eat with our eyes”.  I love that saying and it’s something I think about every time I serve a plate of food.  Learn how to make your plates look as beautiful as they taste.  This will be one of the techniques you will learn at our Spring Entertaining Class on Thursday, April 10, 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall. (more…)

March 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm 1 comment

Salmon with Crispy Rice Cakes

Salmon with Crispy Rice Cakes

Salmon with Crispy Rice Cakes and Smoky Date “Not Ketchup”.

The day after our “A Taste of Asia” cooking class, I looked in the refrigerator.   I had some leftover Asian sticky rice staring me in the face.  I had a bottle of Smoky Date “Not Ketchup”.  My sweetie had brought home a piece of salmon shrink wrapped on the recognizable white foam tray.   Hmmm.  What to make for dinner?  You know the feeling, I’m sure.   Well out of nowhere, inspiration hit and look what I created.  (more…)

March 5, 2014 at 9:15 am 2 comments

Good Food Festival: Celebrating 30 years of the Santa Monica Farmers Market

Mary Sue Milliken, Nathan Lyon, Susan Feniger at Good Food Festival

Mary Sue Milliken, Nathan Lyon, Susan Feniger at Good Food Festival

I was lucky enough to attend this amazing Festival September 16-18.  I decided to go to the Friday Good Food Conference, which was serious stuff about our food supply and school lunches.  The panels were extremely impressive.  They included some of the movers and shakers in the country involved in making our food supply safe and advancing where we are today with the mantra: sustainable, local, organic.  While this reality is true for only less than 5% of our food supply, the outcry is gaining momentum for our “right” to have organic, affordable and accessible food for all.

Chiles from Weiser Family Farms

Chiles from Weiser Family Farms

Steve Ellis, CEO of Chipotle Restaurants has proven that we can have “fast, but not bad” food.  (I learned he is a trained chef and got his start in San Francisco working for Stars’ Restaurant Jeremiah Tower.)  (more…)

September 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

Romantic Dinners in Paris Cooking Class

What a fun night!  as we did indeed Parlez Francais with our Cuisine.  Patricia started the evening demonstrating some cooking techniques while balancing on her crutches.

She showed how to roll out a pastry dough, make a bechamel sauce and use the Cuisinart to slice a potato in literally a second.    (more…)

February 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment


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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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