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Get some of your friends together and have a cooking class party! Choose a menu that will suit you and your friends!



This recipe is from my Aunt Laurel. You can substitute any vegetable or cheese. Go crazy.

Preheat oven to 400

1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
pinch of salt
5 Tbsp cold butter
Cold buttermilk, just enough to bind the flour

Cut butter into flour, add buttermilk to bind flour. Chill and then roll out into 9" pie pan, set aside.

1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces.

Saute in 1 Tbsp olive oil
season with black pepper and red pepper flakes
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 Tbsp dried

1 bunch spinach, swiss chard or kale
Steam until tender or leave fresh if leaves are young and tender

1 cup swiss cheese, grated
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

4 eggs, beaten with
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 tsp dry mustard

Cover crust with grated cheese, then cooked greens, then vegetables. Pour egg mixture over top and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.


Tabouli Salad

Traditionally this is made with bulgur wheat, but I like to use quinoa. I think that it is a little lighter, especially for summer.

This version is vegan and gluten free, but you could easily add feta cheese, and some protein like chicken.

serves 4

2 cups quinoa, rinsed well
3 cups water
2 tomatoes, cored and diced
1/2 english cucumber, peeled, sliced and quartered
1/2 cup packed parsely, chopped
1/4 cup mint, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper

Bring water to a simmer, add quinoa. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 30-35 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes and gently fluff. Set aside.

Add tomatoes through olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste.

~ Enjoy


Burgers with Cucumber Tomato Salad and Baked New Potatoes and Yams

Serves 4


1 lb ground beef, preferably grass fed
1/2 onion, minced
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
All the fixings

Mix all ingredients by hand and form into 4 patties, pat thinner in center for more even cooking. Grill for 6-8 minutes on each side, depending on how done you like your burger.

Baked New Potatoes and Yams

Preheat oven to 375
1 dozen yellow fin new potatoes(small, young potatoes) halved
1 large yam, scrubbed and cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1 Tbsp olive oil
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper

Toss potatoes and yams with oil, salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown, stirring every 7 minutes.

Cucumber and tomato salad

1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise and then into half moons 1/4 inch thick
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper
pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup feta cheese

Toss all ingredients in a medium bowl, top with feta.



Corn and Radish Salad

You may or may not know, but I am a hairstylist and I have the greatest job to communicate with all sorts of wonderful people. Today Kim came in and as I always do, we started talking about food. I was telling her what was growing in my garden and that I had a plethora of radishes. She told me about a delicious, perfect for summer salad that I actually had all of the ingredients on hand to make. So here it is! It is the perfect blend of sweet and hot. Thanks Kim!

Serves 2

2 ears of corn, (2 cups) boiled for 5-7 minutes, cooled and kernels cut off the cob
6 large radishes, cut legthwise and then sliced into half moons
1/2 jalapeno, de-seeded and de-veined, dice into small pieces. Mine was really hot!
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lime, juiced
pinch of salt
fresh ground black pepper


Orzo and Sausage Salad

serves 4

1 1/2 uncooked orzo
1 zucchini, diced
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 dozen cherry tomatoes, quartered
large handful of parsley, chopped
4 sausages, flavor of your choice, cooked and sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/3 c olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 large clove of garlic, crushed
fresh ground pepper

Bring to 5 cups salted water to a boil. Add Orzo pasta. Cook 10 minutes or until firm tender. Drain, rinse with cold water and toss with a little olive oil. Set aside.

Add zucchini thru sausages, toss gently to combine.

Mix olive oil thru pepper in a sealed glass jar, shake to emulsify. Pour over salad and stir until well dressed. Top with feta cheese.

~ Enjoy!

You can omit or substitute the sausages and cheese to make this dish vegetarian or vegan.

Also this dish can be made gluten free by replacing the orzo with quinoa.


Summer Spinach Salad

Serves 4

4 cups spinach, washed and patted dry
2 cups fresh raspberries, washed and patted dry
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup pecans, chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper

Arrange spinach, raspberries, feta and pecans on each plate. Drizzle with olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Add chicken or pork for an entree



Fresh green bean salad

2 lbs fresh trimmed green beans, cut in half
5 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
1 dozen cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
fresh ground pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Blanch green beans in salted water until firm cooked, about 5 minutes.
Add ingredients until cheese. Salt and pepper to taste, toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.



Salmon Burgers

Serves 4

1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 lb salmon fillet, skinned and chopped
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1 large egg white
panko crumbs(optional)
olive oil for pan

8 slices focaccia, toasted
tomato slices
baby greens
garlic aioli
1 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Combine hot sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add to salmon mixture, stirring well. Add panko crumbs if the texture is too wet.

Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of olive oil. Add salmon patties and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Serve on toasted foccacia and condiments.