Pizza is one of those things, like quiche and quinoa, that I consider the perfect platform for cleaning out the veggie drawer, using up odd bits of cheese, and other oddballs including pesto, chipotle purée, leftover cooked meat, bacon, pancetta, fresh herbs – you name it. And yes, I consider it a weeknight meal. Here’s how!
The term “stone fruit” refers to a fleshy fruit that has a large stone seed in the center. Familiar examples include apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pluots and cherries. With the exception of cherries, which prefer being stored in the refrigerator, stone fruits like to ripen at room temperature. Simply rinse and dry them right before […]
I picked these beauties last week. Golden Sunburst. Warm from the sun, fresh from the vine. They tasted like candy! Summer calls for gazpacho. I have many recipes I adore – Mango Gazpacho, Watermelon Gazpacho and this Golden Gazpacho. I’ve used all kinds of tomatoes in this recipe, so just let it be a guide. […]
Rough-puff is puff pastry for cheaters – and I’m all about it. When the option is thawing puff pastry from a box or making laminated dough from scratch, I typically head for the freezer section. But, when there’s this middlin’ option, where I can make it myself with results that are good (great!) enough for dinner – I’m in. Read more for the recipe!
In 2018, I closed Flagstone Pantry to relocate to Washington, D.C. – again. I’ve had a little time to reflect on my experience owning and operating Flagstone Pantry, which I’ve concluded was equal parts rewarding, challenging, fun and terrifying. Being featured on Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats: Santa Barbara for my Cowboy Cooking was simply the […]
Some folks think there is a certain season for soup, but we make soup year ’round at Flagstone Pantry. Summer is a great time to serve cooling gazpachos and other soups that feature seasonal produce like squash, corn and basil. At summer gatherings, we like serving colorful gazpachos in shot glasses as appetizers. Here are […]
This time of year brings out the pumpkin lover in all of us. We’re having fun with it and want you enjoy the seasonal pumpkin madness as well. If you’re feeling inspired, try making one of these dishes at home! Shake up your breakfast parfait with our Pumpkin Parfarro Stir up some Pumpkin-Peanut Soup Prepare a Spiced Pumpkin, […]
This recipe makes for a delightful breakfast or brunch item. I almost always adapt recipes to include healthful ingredients I regularly use. For example, in this recipe, I substitute whole wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour and use maple syrup in place of brown sugar. I also use plain Greek yogurt regularly in place of sour cream and in this case, as a quick alternative to Crème Fraîche (for which there is no substitute!). Enjoy it.
It’s January. We’re making all of our favorite salads. Of course, there’s our Green Power Salad featuring kale, French green lentils, cucumber, green apple, and almonds. Our new Vegan Power Salad is loaded with Brussels sprouts, quinoa, butternut squash, fresh apple, and walnuts. We’ve also paired our Turkey Hummus and Mediterranean Wraps with fresh greens. […]
Oh, January. It gets such a bad rap. Resolutions almost always feel like punishment for not having acted on/gotten to/asked about/prioritized someone or something in the past year. Often, it’s our diet that takes a lashing. January makes it feel punitive to eat healthy, drink more water and get active, when actually – it feels […]