Ham, Cheese and Chive (Spelt) Scones

Ham, Cheese and Chive (Whole Grain) Scones

  Do you ever have one of those weeks that stand out as good eating weeks?  Last weekend was one of those for me.  Between meeting friends for dinner and spending time with my family I feasted for two days.  Actually, I’m still feasting from a care package that my parents sent home with me, […]

Baked Spelt Empanadas (and Hello Again)

Spelt Empanadas @lemonsanchovies

  Where do I begin?  I hadn’t intended to be away so long, you see.   The last time I was here it was January, full of the promises each new year brings.  My husband and I had just returned from spending the holidays in Hawaii–inspired, recharged, renewed. But life has a way of pulling […]

Goat Cheese, Grape and Honey Crostini

Goat Cheese, Grape and Honey Crostini

  I meant to share this recipe with a set of images featuring a local goat cheese company as part of my Local Spotlight series.  The images being a year old, I haven’t looked at them in awhile and took for granted that they would be safely stored on my computer.  What a disappointment it […]

Cheddar & Fennel Seed Crackers

Cheddar and Fennel Seed Crackers | @lemonsanchovies

  Life is finally returning to normal after vacation.  The work week came and went, the bills that piled up in the mail have been paid, the jet lag is gone and I’m back in the kitchen.  When I left in late August summer was in full swing but it was fall that greeted me […]

Seared Ahi with Wonton Crisps and Shiitake Mushroom Salsa

Seared Ahi with Wonton Crisps and Shiitake Mushroom Salsa

  Not too long ago my husband and I were invited to a San Francisco-based wine club’s annual dinner.  Several of our friends are members so we were  fortunate to be invited to this year’s celebration.  While the previous year’s party was held at Chateau Montelena this year’s venue took us back to the root […]