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Bibb & Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano

Bibb & Arugula Salad 6-13This Bibb and Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano is a new favorite. Twenty years ago, not too many people had tasted arugula when it found its way into my garden.  Its bitter taste was a little offsetting when I made it into an arugula pesto back then.  But now, the arugula we eat today, seems to have been tamed. The tiny arugula leaves found in the supermarket in a cellophane plastic bag is not the same as the spicy and bitter arugula that has continued to reseed itself in my garden for the past 20 years.  It’s like a weed, but a welcome weed.   Today’s arugula is sweeter – a different variety perhaps.  However, I think that my tastebuds have also succumbed to its magic. (more…)

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September 10, 2013 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

Ultimate Veggie Burger 7-13I know I’m going out on a limb by calling this the Ultimate Veggie Burger, but after our Summer Garden & Grilling Cooking Class, all ten people who tasted it agreed.  What makes it the ultimate?  First of all, it is true Fresh Food in a Flash.  No frozen patties that contain extra stuff you don’t want to eat.  Delicious, spicy, chewy, delicate, flavors that keep popping in your mouth – no cardboard here.  Even us meat eaters would choose this veggie burger over it’s meaty brethren.  Well most of the time; unless the meat is prime chopped, cooked rare – a discussion for a later time. No guilt associated with this burger! (more…)

August 1, 2013 at 9:21 am 10 comments

Pakoras = Indian Veggies fried in a Garbanzo Bean Batter

Pakoras 4-13Pakoras were new to me.  They have the dreaded “fried” word in the directions, so I probably would have steered clear of them, had I not tasted them at the Samosa House first.  Our Guest Chef,  Zenith encouraged me to make these at our Indian Street Food class and I’m so glad she did.  They are delicious and different than most items that may rise up from the deep fryer. (more…)

April 26, 2013 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

A Tamale Party – Fresh Food in a Flash Style!

Tamale Assembly 3 4-12_edited-1May 5 is Cinco de Mayo – a Mexican Celebration Day here in Southern California.  Here’s an idea! Have a Tamale Party!  A Tamale Making Party is so much fun!  Start with freshly prepared masa and some margaritas!  You can’t go wrong! (more…)

April 26, 2012 at 11:45 am 12 comments


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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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