Cooking outside the (CSA) box, w/High Ground Organics

Here is a recap of Saturday, July 16th, COOKING OUTSIDE THE BOX class at Williams-Sonoma, Los Gatos with produce from High Ground Organic’s CSA box.

Cantaloupe chips (dehydrated slices)

As a child I could not stand the taste, nor the smell of cantaloupe. And, now, as an adult, I love it! And am I’m soooo glad that my experiment with some extra cantaloupe worked!

Strawberry Smoothie w/Pomegranate Vinegar

This was based on the “Strawberry Cream Sorbet” that I created back in February for a Dialog Dinner. I’ve served it many times since b/c it’s soooo good, people LOVE it. In my first concoction of this (in February) I used “Coconut Milk” and just last week, I also put in a bit of frozen feta cheese, for a more creamy, tart taste. YUM! …… also, just yesterday, I served it with blueberries, for the “French Laundry, Michelin-style Brunch” …. see image at this link.

Cilantro Truffle Butter w/Garlic Rosemary Bread

I came up with this about a month ago and served it, just yesterday (along with artisan pretzels) for my “French Laundry, Michelin-style Brunch.”

Tomato, Green Bean Chopped Salad w/White Truffle Oil and Pomegranate Vinegar

I made this dish for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. The Truffle Oil was too good to pass up… just sitting there, in the back shelf of Williams-Sonoma, where I was washing the produce from the Farmer’s Market. I just HAD to use it. I […]

Spicy Asian Bok Choy Chopped Salad

I made this salad for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. This Salad is based on the Bok Choy Chopped Salad I created for Intel, June 21, 22. Customers really enjoyed this fresh, crunchy, spicy salad … you will too, if you enjoy a soy […]

Cooking demo, Williams-Sonoma, July 10th

We found wonderful looking, enticing produce at the Los Gatos Farmer’s Market this morning for my cooking demo at Williams-Sonoma (WS). First, we (me and my group) walked through the entire market without buying a single thing. We said HELLO to the vendors while looking for new, different, intriguing foods. Then, got down to business. […]

Raw: Dehydrated Kale Chips #2

Here’s another version of my kale chips. The batter is a classic, with cashews, red bell pepper and nutritional yeast.

Raw: Pad Thai #2

Another version of my Raw Pad Thai, served at a 3-day retreat.

Bok Choy and Tomato Salad w/Garlic and Lime

This chopped salad looks like, smells like and pretty much tastes like a salsa or chutney. I chose to make it this way to show that Bok Choy is a great replacement for those who’d rather avoid raw onions. The Bok Choy offers the look and the crunch, but not the sharp taste that comes (and lingers) from onions.