August 2010

Roast Chicken and Corn Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

August 23, 2010

When you live in the Southwest it’s hard not to love Mexican food. Not the drive-through stuff; I’m talking about homemade. My favorite dish is chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce. It’s what I used to order at Mexican restaurants until I created my own healthy and tasty recipe. Now I always make them at home. A nice thing about this recipe is that you can roast the chicken and prepare the sauce a day or two ahead, then assemble your enchiladas and bake when you [...]

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Linguine with Clams, A Fast Dinner

August 11, 2010

The first time I remember eating steamed clams was at Gladstone’s on the beach in Malibu on the California coast. The sun was sparkling off the blue pacific and the air was briny and clean. A galvanized pail arrived like I’d used as a kid to make sand castles on the beach. It was filled with fresh steamed clams and nothing more. With my face over the pail, I breathed in the heavenly aroma. It smelled like the ocean. I’ve been a fan of steamed [...]

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Santa Monica Farmers Market with Kristine Kidd

August 4, 2010

In spite of the early hour and two hour drive, I was headed to the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market for an insiders shopping lesson. Friend Kristine Kidd, former food editor of Bon Appétit Magazine for twenty years, offered to show me the market from her experienced eyes. See my tips list at the end. 

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