Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fresh Dill Tzattziki with Salmon and new potatoes

I went to the farmers market. I love buying the beautiful fresh produce in season. Then comes the task of deciding how I am actually going to prepare it. I am as guilty as anyone for not always getting to it in time and letting things go to waste. This time  I bought minimal and am trying to use it all this week.

Fresh Dill Tzatziki


1 bunch dill ( washed and stemmed)
6 cloves garlic
1 lemon (juice and zest)
Sea salt and pepper
1 Cup Bulgarian whole milk yogurt

Mix it all together in food processor. This comes out more liquid than thick. I store it in a blender ball container in the fridge.

I serve this as a side sauce for a baked salmon and roasted new potatoes .

Baked Salmon
2 salmon filets
Rub olive oil on them and what ever spice rub you have in your cabinet. I used a citrus rub from pampered chef

Bake at 400 for 15 mins

Garnish with capers if you like. I just served it with the tzatziki

Roasted New Potatoes

4 small new potatoes wash, leave peels on, quarter
Toss them with olive oil and a spice rub. I once again used the citrus rub from papered chef as it was handy I roasted in oven at 400 degrees for 35 mins. The tztaiki was great on the potatoes as well.


1 head of broccoli- florets only steamed, then chopped
1 small jar mushrooms, drained, chopped
1/2 package of egg noodles cooked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can of tzatziki ( fill soup can with tzatziki)

Garnish : French fried onions

Mix together as you would a traditional tuna casserole heat thru and garnish with French fried onions

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kathy's Yellow Summer Squash Soup

Kathy's Yellow Summer Squash Soup
I love the farmers market and this time I took a client. He bought loads of stuff. I thought I was being frugal with what I was buying for my house. But after cooking his stuff for him the past 2 weeks. I am burned out and several things I bought have wilted and gone to the chickens, turtles and bunny.
I looked for recipes on line and ended up modifying several I found.
This will serve 4
2 yellow crook neck squash chopped
1 small yellow onion chopped
1 6 inch sprig rosemary (stemmed)
1 lemon zested/juiced
2 cloves garlic sliced
salt and pepper
1 can vegetable broth
1/2 C heavy cream
Optional garnish with shredded parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon.
I put the first 7 ingredients in the pot. Brought it to a boil and let it simmer for 30 mins or so til things were tender. I used my immersion blender and puréed everything til smooth then added about 1/2 a cup or less of heavy cream . I topped it with shredded parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon would have been a nice addition as a garnish as well

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Boudoir photos taken at my home by Wesley Knapp

Not too bad for selfies
Taken at Bettina Mays 1940 Pin up girl class

Kathy's 4 Great Summer Salad Recipes

Kathy's Chickpea Salad
1 can chickpeas -drained
1/2 each red, orange, yellow bell pepper diced
1 small onion diced
1 small can sliced black olives
zest of one lemon and juice
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
1/2 jar Maries creamy Italian dressing
mix, chill, serve

Kathy's modified Russian Salad
1/2 each red, yellow, orange bell pepper diced
3 stalks celery diced
3 carrots peeled and diced
1/2 red onion sliced thin
1 bunch of radishes sliced thin
1 bunch parsley chopped
salt and pepper
I prefer to use a rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar as it is less acidic on the taste.
chill and serve

Kathy's Beet ,walnut and feta salad
1 can chopped beets drained
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/4 c walnuts
1/4 c feta
1 bunch parsley chopped
splash of vinegar and oil
dash of salt and pepper
toss, chill and serve


                                                Cucumber Salad
1 English cucumber peeled,halved and sliced into half moons
1/2 onion sliced in half moons
1/2 tsp dill and dill and celery seed mixed
1/2 bunch parsley or dill chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 c vinegar ( I like to use a mint lemongrass vinegar or a honey ginger)

The Garden 20114

Greg planting the garden

Lots of pretty posies

The garden all planted

The chickens having a tea party