Grilled Tomato Asparagus Salad with Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto, Shrimp & Scallops

This fresh, delicious summertime salad is an absolute favorite in our home, we make it about twice a month while the vegetables are in season then just vary the protein. Other top picks include grilled swordfish, tuna or a small fillet. Whether you have basil in your garden to make fresh pesto or you prefer store bought, it is a must! This highly flavorful sauce showcases a rich, butteriness which marries well with this incredibly food friendly Morgan Chardonnay which expresses medium oak, light citrus and pear.       Grilled Tomato Asparagus Salad with Fresh…

Baked Tomatoes Stuffed with Salmon, Garlic & Capers

With the doldrums of winter weather all but gone it’s time to focus on all the positives of spring! One of those that I’ve been looking forward to is our local farmer’s markets opening for the season next weekend, it will be so exciting to be formulating my recipes off of what is available each…

Banana Coconut Trifle

This Banana Coconut Trifle is visually stunning, delightfully decadent and is a huge crowd pleasing dessert for all ages! The Pudding 2 cans of coconut milk ½ cup whole milk 1 cup cream of coconut (in liquor department, mixers area) ½ cup cornstarch 4 egg yolks ¼ tsp. table salt 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 tsp. vanilla extract…

Porchetta

Pork Loin stuffed with Italian Sausage, Prosciutto and Olives   I am very proud of my heritage, I am mostly Scandinavian but sprinkled in is a 1/4 Italian from my paternal Grandfather Louis, who was a butcher for more than 70 years. We were brought up on many of the traditional Italian meals and Porchetta was included on special occasions…

Daube Provençal

This classic meat stew derived in southern France has layers of rich and complex flavors that go on & on with each bite. The prep is a little labor intensive but completely worth it.  Much like a good marinara it can be made a day in advance so the flavors have time to meld but…