Field Greens with Pork Belly, Figs, Toasted Tortillas and Buttermilk Dill Dressing

A Fig of My Imagination Figs have been on my mind lately. Maybe figs have be popping up in my food obsessed social media feed. Not sure why I’ve been thinking about them. Perhaps it’s some sort of primal reaction to hot summer breezes, or the way the mockingbirds chortle this time of year. I had […]

Pear and Candied Jalapeño Empanadas

Candied Jalapeños Confuse Me A Bit What do you do with a gift of candied jalapeños? Around Christmas time, a gift of candied jalapeños appeared in my refrigerator, and there they sat. Waiting. And waiting. What do I do with them? I had all my holiday menus planned, and the jar kept inching its way to […]

Quick Quesadilla with Roasted Chile Poblano

Cluttered Refrigerator = Working Blogger Albert Einstein was quoted “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” In other words, a cluttered desk means a working brain. In my less than Einstein-y world, cluttered refrigerators are like cluttered desks. Lots of ideas, errors, experiments, […]