Category Archives: Starters

Starter dishes that are neither soups nor regular salads – something light and different

Slow Cooker Cioppino – add or subtract any fish you like or dislike! Very versatile recipe!

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 I love scallops – my husband doesn’t. Some are allergic to shell fish or don’t eat it – you can still make this cioppino by using other kinds of fish like monkfish, or cod, or halibut or salmon or even … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy! Try this recipe for Quiche when you are in a hurry!

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Easy Fast and Yummy Quiche when you are in a hurry!   Ingredients 8 slices bacon ( or turkey bacon if you don’t eat pork) 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 … Continue reading

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Our Farm Manager Max Arteaga has the best seasoning mix! Here it is! Use on all main course holiday foods!

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We use this seasoning mix on everything – fish, meat, poultry and vegetables. I even added it to a cheese sandwich the other day! YUM! And so easy. Try it out!  Little Farm Manager Max Arteaga’s Seasoning Mix – for … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash soup is an old favorite – with a twist of rosemary adds a wonderful flavor

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We LOVE butternut squash soup but I tried something different this season and it worked out really well! Hope you like it! INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs of butternut squash cut in half 4 Tbsp of olive oil 4 sprigs of rosemary … Continue reading

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Ever tried baked salami? It is Divine!

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Here is a very old ( not healthy but yummy) recipe for baked salami that my friend Ilene gave to me. DELICIOUS!! Baked Salami (Oldie but Goodie) This is an oldie but goodie recipe, and everyone loves it always. Rarely is … Continue reading

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A great idea to make two soups out of one

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Some time ago I shared with you a super Cauliflower Butternut Squash Soup that I made.  I have included that recipe again here in case you didn’t see it. The cauliflower makes the soup seem creamy which it is not. It is pretty … Continue reading

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Delicious Beet Soup

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It is the time for fresh beets and so I could not resist making beet soup. We love it – and add small hard boiled eggs ( quail eggs) and it makes for a healthy and filling meal. Of course … Continue reading

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Who said Dogs do not smile? Our new rescue does!

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Dogs smile. No doubt in my mind. Just take a look at our grandsons with Goldie our new rescue. Is she a happy dog or what? We are still enjoying the cold weather – and hoping for more rain!! WHOHOO! … Continue reading

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A recent meal at Spago in Beverly Hills – truly sublime!

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Here is a starter dish at Spago’s restaurant in Beverly Hills – cuisine at its best!

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Baked Chevre and pastry – from our goats’ milk

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During the summer months our goats are milking – they are pregnant right now and will give birth after a 5 month gestation period in about May – then after about 12 weeks when we wean the babies ( kids) … Continue reading

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