Fuerte avocados with smoked salmon and eggs on an English muffin

January 4, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Fuerte Avocados – Festive Holiday Slices

It’s that time of year when Fuerte avocados are perfectly ripe and full of flavor.  Pear-shaped with a thinner skin than Hass avocados,   Fuertes have a unique nutty flavor,  and if you have enjoyed a Fuerte avocado you are … Continue reading

Beer and Maple Beans

December 10, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Potluck Beans with Maple and Beer

I’m sharing my latest activities in the kitchen today:   Potluck Beans with Maple and Beer!  We’re invited to a holiday get-together with family and friends tomorrow,  and I needed a side dish to go with barbecue tritip sandwiches.  During … Continue reading

Cheaters'-Thanksgiving-Casserole

November 22, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Cheaters’ Thanksgiving Casserole

When the weather cools off in November, I’m ready to start eating turkey and stuffing.  Anyone else get that craving for Thanksgiving goodies early? Try my Cheaters’ Thanksgiving Casserole!   Here’s an easy 0ne-pot meal that you can do in … Continue reading

endive and arugula salad

November 17, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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A Fresh Fall Salad: Walnuts, Apples, Endive, Arugula

Today I’m sharing an easy, refreshing salad that is perfect for a weekday meal or as part of  your Thanksgiving feast!  The colors are festive, and  the sweet nutty flavor of the greens pairs beautifully  with crunchy apple and walnuts in … Continue reading

Chicken with Kale and White Beans

October 5, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Kale in Comfort Food

National Kale Day If you didn’t know that today is National Kale Day,  you know now!  I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of it either, until I received this gorgeous “Bou-Kale” from San Miguel Produce of Oxnard, California. … Continue reading

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