April 2011

Goat Cheese Salad – Hawaiian Style

April 26, 2011

Getting a golden tan and playing golf is many peoples goal for a vacation on the big island of Hawaii, but not for me. I wanted to go to a goat dairy. Yup. A goat dairy. Traveling with us is always about food. One evening we had a great dinner at Merriman’s Restaurant in Waimea. Known for their regional Hawaiian cuisine, the restaurant showcases fresh, local ingredients from the island’s agricultural treasure trove. That’s where I experienced my goat cheese salad, Hawaiian style.

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Creamy Deviled Eggs

April 18, 2011

Musing over my non-traditional Easter menu of roast salmon, I was missing an appetizer. I turned to a traditional favorite, my deviled eggs recipe.  Deviled eggs are equally welcome at a spring dinner or a summer barbecue.  Most everyone loves them. And the fun part is you can give them your own style and flavor by how you garnish them.

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Roast Halibut with Roast Baby Tomatoes

April 12, 2011

Mild flavored and pearly white, there is nothing like fresh Alaskan halibut.  I’m always happy when spring arrives and halibut comes into season. Although it’s pricey right now, I couldn’t resist the beautiful thick filets at the fish counter for our Sunday dinner. With a container of organic Sugar Plum tomatoes left from a catered dinner the night before, I had my inspiration.

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Herbed Baby Dutch Potatoes

April 3, 2011

Little golden orbs of buttery delight, that’s what I call Baby Dutch Potatoes. You eat them with the skin on. When you bite into one of these little gems, there is a soft crunch as your teeth break the tender skin, then the buttery-textured interior melts in your mouth.  As a potato-lover, my mouth waters thinking about them.  Sometimes the simplest dishes are the most satisfying.

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