Recipes

quin

Quinoa Salad with Serrano Chiles

Quinoa is pronounced “keen-wah”. When I journeyed to Peru a couple of years ago with our son, Robert, he and I enjoyed this traditional grain salad on the balcony of a small restaurant about an

CarrotPizza

Spring Carrot Tart

My mom’s mom, Gran, was born and raised on a homested in a one-room cabin in Beresford, South Dakota, in the late 1800s. Winter was a time of ice and snow. In the month of January, the

burrito

Fresh Ojai Burritos

I think we can all agree that a good burrito is made with fresh ingredients. The right combination of ingredients, however, is what distinguishes a good burrito from a great one. Here are my

pastaandtomatoes

Yummy Pasta With QuickRoasted Cherry Tomatoes

by Chef Randy This is a quick dish for two that is easy to prepare and doesn’t heat the kitchen much at all because of the quick cook times. If you don’t care for feta cheese, substitute a mild

alaphabetsoup

Alphabet Soup

by Chef Randy As a kid, I couldn’t wait for mom to make alphabet soup for Saturday lunch. I looked for pieces of macaroni to spell my name and was usually disappointed that I couldn’t find a “y”.

dutchbabies

Breakfast Baby Dutch Babies

by Chef Randy Dutch baby pancakes, sometimes called German pancakes or Dutch puffs, are a hybrid of pancake, crepe, and popover — all in one skillet. I like to pour the batter into a mini-muffin

tikkamasala

Chik’n Tikka Masala

by Chef Randy Tikka is the Punjabi word for an Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Masala is an Urdu word for any of a number of spice mixtures ground

eggs

Long Island Eggs

by Chef Randy When Robin and I traveled to Boston in the summer of 1982, we stayed with our friend Peter. On one of our side trips, Peter drove us to his mom’s summer place in Montauk at the tip